At Christ Church, during the first half term of each school year, all children learn about the meaning of RESPECT. Our Christian values are rooted in the bible and the teachings of Jesus. Everyone at school explores and deepens their understanding of this core value through daily interaction with each other, worship, story, music and debate.
AUTUMN 1 RESPECT
The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 New International Version
25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”
28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
It is essential we continue to work in collaboration with all our families to ensure they understand the high-level of expectation we place upon the value of respect. We endeavour to support our pupils to understand that these same levels of respect are expected within our local Shieldfield community as they continue to grow and mature as global citizens.
At Christ Church, we show respect to the soldiers who died during the war in our annual Remembrance Service. We participate in the Show Racism the Red Card event, World Afro Day and commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
Every child has a 'right' to learn. Every person should be respected!
Children’s rights are central to all aspects of life at Christ Church, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a comprehensive human rights treaty that enshrines specific children’s rights in international law. These rights define universal principles and standards for the status and treatment of children worldwide.
The CRC consists of 54 articles. A ‘child’ is defined as every human being below the age of 18. The key provisions are:
- The right to a childhood (including protection from harm)
- The right to be educated (including all girls and boys completing primary school)
- The right to be healthy (including having clean water, nutritious food and medical care)
- The right to be treated fairly (which includes changing laws and practices that discriminate against children)
- The right to be heard (which includes considering children's views)
Resources from Barnabas in Schools