Our Values 2019-2020
Rockcliffe CE School provides a nurturing environment that inspires and challenges our whole school family.
This is built on our core values of love, trust, tolerance, respect and forgiveness which together help us to create a sense of true community.
We change our Value focus every half term. Children develop their knowledge and understanding through Acts of Collective Worship and Class Reflection. Our School Value Books can be found in the entrance hall.
Autumn 1 2019 - Thankfulness
Our Christian Value this half term is THANKFULNESS and includes the celebration of Harvest Festival.
‘Always be thankful.’ 1 Thessalonians 5.16 It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy (Anon)
Autumn 2 2019 Compassion
Our value for this half term (Autumn 2 2019) is Compassion.
Children from across the school have taken part in some independent reflection today (30.10.19)
They thought about someone who is special to them and made a pipe cleaner symbol to represent them.
Spring 1 2020 Friendship
1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV
'Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!
Our Friendship Flower is continuing to bloom.
Class Reflection Areas were hugely appreciated and pupils clearly thought about the importance of Friendship.
Spring 2 2020 Hope
The value for Spring 2 is ‘hope.’ This value is more than just wishing for things to be different, it is about believing that things either in our own personal world or the wider world can be better and being prepared to do something. As a family, you might talk about your hopes and dreams for the future and what you can do to make them happen. Albert Einstein said ‘Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.’ In our assemblies and worship time, we will be looking at what hope is, hopes related to our Rights and hopes for world peace.
And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace by your faith in him, until by the power of the Holy Spirit, you overflow with hope"
Romans 15: 13
Waiting and working in hope
This is what the kingdom of God is like: a man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come...
[Mark 4: 26-29]
Keep your eyes pealed for our 'Balloons of Hope' flying high in the School Entrance.
The Christian Story says humanity is a good thing (Created by God), spoiled (fallen into sin), and that Jesus was God the Son, who came to Earth to turn things round.
Class 6 have had some quiet reflection time to think about this. Thank you to all parents and carers who shared their thoughts about our Christian Ethos. If you would like to add any further comments, the paper is available in the school office with Mrs Delaney.