We are an inclusive church school with a vision and set of values that everyone can aspire to and hold true.
Our vision statement of ROOTS THAT STRENGTHEN, BRANCHES THAT REACH, FRUIT THAT FLOURISHES is inspired by The Parable of the Sower (Matthew: 13: 1-23): The seeds (children) that grow best were those that fall on good soil (teaching), have strong roots enabling the plant to develop (learning) and produce a good harvest (academic & personal success). The roots are like the foundations we lay down in the early years of school and the start of any lesson as new learning is introduced or revisited. As the children move through the school or lesson they build on those early experiences, new knowledge, skills and concepts and start reaching up to apply it in their work and play. As those metaphoric roots and branches strengthen during their time with us, we see the children flourish and find themselves ready for the next stage of their education and life.
Our values are inspired by a bible passage from the book of Colossians; Chapter 3, Versus 12-15 and use its message as guide to the things we say and do with the different people we meet: COMPASSION and TOLERANCE drive our behaviour to help those in need and accept others' differences so that we have an inclusive education and community. HONESTY ensures that we tell the truth in our interactions between each other, so that we celebrate what is good and challenge what needs to be better. This is done in an environment of LOVE that ensures respect, care and trust in our relationships. FORGIVENESS encourages us to give and accept an apology, so that we are able to work alongside each other in a place where it is OK to make mistakes in our work and relationships. Mistakes are how we learn and are an opportunity to reflect on how to do things differently next time. THANKFULNESS encourages us to be grateful for what we have and share the variety of gifts that have been given to us: academic, extra-curricular and social. We have also included the value of COURAGE because we want the children to be resilient in giving things a go, however hard they may first appear.