Our Worship Theme is Friendship

Jesus calls us to be friends with everyone. He was criticised for being the ‘friend of sinners’ and eating with those whom society rejected. Jesus tells stories of the heavenly banquet to which all are invited and criticised those who refused to recognise that all are included in this community of friendship.

How do we see this in school?

Friendship is very important to children who want to have good friends and be a good friend. Adults model good friendly relationships in school. Children are willing to talk to adults. Children are Friendly Listeners who listen to other children in the playground to help with any minor disagreements. Through prayer we talk to God as a friend, someone to talk to when we are unhappy or anxious. This is an inclusive school which welcomes children from all backgrounds and circumstances to join our happy school.

You might like to help us develop our value by talking to your children about friendship and what it means to them. We will be exploring hope through Bible stories such as The Good Samaritan and The Man Who Came Through the Roof. You may also like to read these stories at home.

‘If one falls down, a friend can lift him up.’ (Ecclesiastes 4:10)

‘And if you are nice only to your friends, you are no better than anyone else. Even the people who don’t know God are nice to their friends.’ (Matthew 5:47)

Article published: 4th Jan, 2018 Topic: School News