Christian values are elements of our life that we find to be most important as individuals and as a community. They influence our behaviour and our motives and help us to understand how we should live our lives at school and in the wider community. The school's values are rooted in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and are distinctively Christian.
"Love is patient, love is kind." - 1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is at the heart of the Christian faith. The love of God is boundless and never fails. Jesus tells us to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. Sharing God's love with everyone is very important in our daily lives.
"Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them." - Matthew 7:12
Showing respect for others is essential in our daily lives. It means being aware of and understanding differences in religion, race, age, gender, opinions and beliefs. Everyone is unique and precious to God and therefore deserves to be treated with respect at all times.
"Stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong." -1 Corinthians 16: 13-14
Courage helps us to stand up for the things which we know are right. At Pennington C of E Junior School, children are encouraged to be strong and to persevere when facing difficulties or challenges. Faith in God helps us to be courageous and strong.
"We must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us" - Hebrews 12:1
We can persevere in lots of different things. We might have to persevere to learn a skill so that you can get on a sports team. It might take a matter of a few goes or maybe many months or even years to achieve your goal. Perseverance can, at times, be really difficult as you don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere but you just have to keep going.
We strive to be the best we can be through our shared values. A leaflet / flyer reflecting these values is available from the school office or can be downloaded below:
We work very closely with St Marks Parish Church and celebrate regularily in school and in the church building, participating in a variety of projects together. We have highlights just a few of them below.