Whilst other values may be found within the four Gospels and New Testament, it is the Beatitudes which reveal the goal of human existence, the ultimate end of human acts and as such are the objective ‘values’ given by Christ himself. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Our school rules are rooted in these values.
We are kind and helpful.
Faithfulness and Integrity
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted
We are honest and forgive
Forgiveness and Mercy
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy
We look after property.
Dignity and Compassion
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
We treat everyone equally
Tolerance and Peace
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God
We work hard.
Purity and Holiness
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God
Each half term, the children at St Giles’ and St George’s develop their understanding of two gospel virtues and strive to apply these to their everyday lives. This will be a rolling program year on year.
|Year||Term||Gospel Values||Church of England Vision for Education|
|Autumn 1||Compassionate and Loving||Educating for dignity and respect|
|Autumn 2||Faith filled and Hopeful|
|Spring 1||Learned and Wise||Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills|
|Spring 2||Curious and Active|
|Summer 1||Attentive and Discerning||Educating for hope and aspiration|
|Summer 2||Grateful and Generous|
|Autumn 1||Intentional and Prophetic||Educating for community and living well together|
|Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, now and in the future|
|Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff.|
|Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.|
|Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.|
|Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good through the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities.|
|Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better|
|Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others|