Our Christian Values

At Marldon C of E Primary School, we have five Christian values that form the basis of all that we do. These are values that we like to think about in all aspects of school and home life.

Children have opportunities to develop their understanding of these five values throughout the year. We provide opportunities to think about each through the school curriculum, across general school life and as a part of our school worship.

To help develop this understanding, each value is linked to 2 stories from the Bible: one form the old testament and one from the new. These stories are shared and explored weekly during our collective worship as well as values champions being celebrated.

 

OUR FIVE CHRISTIAN VALUES ARE:

FRIENDSHIP

Friendships support us during our learning and our play allowing us to work as a team to achieve the dreams we set for ourselves. Individuals are encouraged to ‘Love thy neighbour’ within the school community and the village of Marldon itself.

John 15:15b

“I have come called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.2”

 

Old Testament Story:

New Testament story:

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David and Jonathan

(1 Samuel 19–20)

 

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Down Through the Roof

(Luke 5:17–26)

 

COURAGE

Having aspirational dreams as learners takes courage in order to believe we can achieve them. Staff at Marldon, foster a love and enjoyment of learning, ensuring children are more willing to break barriers and have the confidence to achieve. They are given support to question and search for answers. They provide a supportive, stimulating but challenging environment to enable all children to fulfill their potential.

 

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Old Testament Story:

New Testament story:

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Esther saves her people

(Esther)

 

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The woman who was bleeding

(Mark 5:25–34)

 

 

PERSEVERANCE

Learners need to persevere in order to achieve the dreams they set for themselves as they aim high within their school life. This will support them in achieving more. We foster children’s individuality and strive to reach high standards for all.

 

John 16:33b

 

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Old Testament Story:

New Testament story:
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Moses – ‘Let my people go’

(Exodus 5–11)

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow

(Luke 18:1–8a)

 

Compassion

Compassion encourages children to respect and care for themselves, each other and the environment. This ‘togetherness’ allows everyone to achieve their dreams through the support of others. All individuals have a voice and know that their views and opinions are valued.

 

Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

(Matt. 15:32)

Old Testament Story:

New Testament story:
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Ruth and Naomi; Boaz and Ruth

(Ruth)

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The Kind Stranger

(Luke 11)

 

Justice

Doing the right thing and treating everyone equally ensures our school environment is a safe and nurturing place, enabling all learners to believe in themselves and achieve. These elements of justice are embedded throughout the classroom, outdoors and within the wider community.

“The more important matters of the law [are] justice, mercy and faithfulness.” (Matthew 23:23c)

Old Testament Story:

New Testament story:
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Daniel in the Lion’s Den

(Daniel 6:1–23)

 

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Jesus clears the Temple Courts

(John 2:13–22)