Through Faith and Nurture we Thrive.
'Life in all its fullness.' John 10:10
Our School Values are:
Be Loving | Be Respectful | Be Responsible | Be Positive | Be You
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils to become confident, happy citizens.
In the Bible, John 10 vs 10 tell us that Jesus said 'I have come that they may have life in all its fullness'. Life in all its fullness is about living a varied and full life full of learning, growing, helping, reward, joy, responsibility, excitement and caring for each other. At school we aim to help each other to learn how to do this. It is not always easy to live life in this way and so we help each other with the challenges that come along the way. As a Church of England School we also look to Jesus to help and guide us.
The Farewell Discourse in John (chapter 13-17) theologically underpins all our school values. In the Discourse, Christ commands His disciples to the Discourse, Christ commands His disciples to imitate His loving example in order to flourish and 'bear fruit'.
At the Federation of Farnham and Rickling Primary Schools, we recognise that we flourish in much the same way - by taking our cue from Christ's character, and placing His love at the heart of our community ethos. The 'fruit' of this love are all our other school values - respect, responsibility, positivity and the valuing of our own unique gifts.
'Life in all its fullness' is grounded in Christ's love and is what happens when these values are lived out with commitment.