Christian Ethos

The school was established to develop a specifically Christian ethos: this can be derived from two key passages in the Bible.

Firstly Jesus said: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbour as yourself.

Secondly we read: ‘There are three things that will endure: faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love.

 

From these we derive the following principles and values:

 

  • Relationships are the most precious things in life: our relationships with God and with one another.
  • Character is foundational:  as a school we believe that if we develop the right character qualities in our students, they will prosper in their relationships and their careers.
  • Love, mutual and unselfish care for each other, is of the highest value.
  • Encouraging faith and confidence in who we are and what God has equipped us to become gives us hope and purpose in life.
  • Material success is not primary but will often be a consequence of setting the right values and priorities in life.
  • Academic success will be a consequence of right relationships and good character qualities.
  • God values every individual regardless of their wealth, academic potential, physical attributes or prowess.

Shaping Character, Pursuing Excellence