We are proud that our school is a church school and seek for our community to be founded upon the moral principles which Christianity shares. However, we also recognise individual choice and freedom for those of different faiths and those of none.
Our vision is based on Paul’s writings to the Ephesians:
That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
- Our hearts and desires may be pure and positive
- We will feel loved and show love to others in our school and in our families
- We will seek to grow in our understanding of all that is around us
- By living our school values, we will find joy and live a more fulfilled life
The vision and values of the school forms the foundation and the rationale behind all that we do and will be considered in the formation of school policy and procedure and monitored for its impact.
Our school values are:
Wisdom – Matthew 7:24-27 The wise and foolish builder
Compassion – Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan
Thankfulness – Luke 21:1-4 The lesson of the Widow’s Mite
Courage – Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms the Storm
Forgiveness – Luke 15:11-32 The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Justice – Matthew 18:21-35 The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
Truthfulness – Luke 22:55-62 Peter denies Jesus three times
By sharing the bible story linked to each value, we seek to deepen the practical understanding of the value’s worth in our own lives and encourage each member of our school community to embrace these values in their lives.
We also recognise that there are key attributes and skills which make a successful and life long learner. Through our school culture, curriculum and community, we seek to instil these attributes in those who work and learn at Abberley Parochial V.C. Primary School.
These learning attributes and key actions are:
Creativity – imagining, designing, constructing
Reasoning – comparing, evaluating, explaining
Comprehension – summarising, interpreting, predicting
Curiosity – questioning, analysing, testing
Perseverance – experimenting, improving, modifying
Collaboration – communicating, sharing, compromising
Knowledge – recognising, identifying, describing
The development of these values and attributes is the central purpose in all that we seek to do at Abberley Parochial V.C. Primary School.