Our St. Joseph's Gospel Values
In March, the School Discples worked on voting for Gospel Values that would be most relevant to our school. They chose: love, friendship, honesty, respect, forgiveness. The spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of pupils is important to us and one way in which we foster this is by promoting our ‘Gospel Values’ alongside our British Values. Our policies, procedures and daily teaching are underpinned by these values. Each week, one child per class will be awarded a Catholic Certificate of Achievement if they have shown they are being witness to a gospel value. (see certificate attachment at the end of the page)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. Corinthians 13:4-8)
A sweet friendship refreshes the soul (Proverbs 27:9)
Laugh with your happy friends when they are happy; share tears when they are down (Romans 12:15)
The Lord detests lying lips but he delights in those who tell the truth (Proverbs 12:22)
Do to others as you have them do unto you (Luke 6:31)
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ, forgave you (Ephesians 4: 32)
The disciples will be working with groups of chidlren to creat Gospel banners which will be designed and painted by the children. They will be permanently displayed in the main corridor.
Gospel values are what Jesus said, what Jesus did and what He told us to do. They are at the root of Catholic social teaching and so they are what we abide by behaving towards others here at St. Joseph's. All of the Gospel values begin with and ‘derive from Jesus’ Law of Love and are a perfect example for how our children should be.