Our School Vision
Inspiring all, flourishing together, fulfilling our God given gifts.
Our Christian school values:
Newton Ferrers C of E Primary School believes firmly that Christian principles must underpin all of our work with children. The children, parents and members of the church have chosen the following Christian values which we want our children to reflect upon, develop and experience during their time with us at Newton Ferrers C of E Primary School:
LOVE – includes all of these:
Respect – Helpfulness, tolerance, honesty
Jesus’ command to ‘love our enemy’ – we can disagree, but treat each other with respect.
Respect for God’s world, his people and ourselves.
Peace - Forgiveness, democracy, appreciation
God’s peace - in ourselves, in our relationships, in the world.
‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ – where can we make peace?
Perseverance – courage, resilience, determination, passion
St Paul - run the race of life.
Perseverance of the Magi, of Abraham, and many who ‘travelled’ in the bible.
Collaboration – Generosity, friendship, being supportive
The disciples sent out in pairs; St Paul’s advice to the churches to work together – we achieve more by working together.
Sharing - Jesus said give away a coat if you have two etc
Confidence – independence; trust
Jesus encouraged the weak and those of low status (beggars, lepers, the disabled)
Psalm 139 - God knew and loved each of us before we were born
Creativity – kindness, thankfulness
Using our God-given gifts to be creative. Thanking God for these gifts.
Knowing we are valued by God.
God re-creates what is damaged or broken, including us – potter and clay.
We can help others to be ‘re-created’ by showing kindness