September Values Newsletter
Welcome to our first Values Newsletter of the year. For those new to the school, there will be a monthly newsletter from the Values Team – (usually edited by pupils who are Values Ambassadors). There will be information about our activities and ideas for how to live each month’s value both at school and home. If you have any ideas you would like to send in via your child’s class teacher, they would be very welcome.
A big thank you to all those who filled in the Summer Values nomination forms for their children and thank you to the children for showing their values at home in a variety of different ways, from being patient with siblings to helping out parents and pushing themselves to achieve.
We are currently in the process of choosing our new Values Ambassadors and pupils have been asked to fill in an application form if they wish to take on a responsibility such as School Council Representative, House Captain or Values Ambassador. We hope to have our new leaders in place by the end of the month.
Aiden (Year 8), Lucy (Year 7), Leah (Year 6) and Ruby (Year 5) received certificates for living the school values. Ruby and Mrs Mayhew won the pupil and staff trophies.
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus
Friendship is a great value to think about at the start of a new academic year. All children have moved on to a new year group, there are new staff and of course, many children have started a new school, so there are plenty of opportunities for making friends and it’s nice to be back with some old friends too. Being a true friend can sometimes be difficult – particularly when you have different views or activities to enjoy. Letting go can be awkward, but then sharing your separate experiences can bring you closer together.
- Friendship is showing loyalty and respect.
- Friendship is showing concern for people you care about.
- Friendship is knowing there is always someone there for you.
- Friendship involves sharing experiences.
At home and school can you:
- Show others respect.
- Be a good friend to others.
- Share your time with friends and family.
- Be supportive of those around you.
“Love one another with brotherly affection.” Romans 12:10