Holy Trinity First School

'inquisitive thinkers, challenge seekers, kind hearts'

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Bell Tower Place BERWICK-UPON-TWEED Northumberland TD15 1NB

Values

Our school is inclusive and serves equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith. Our school community - children, staff, governors and parents, have decided that we want our children to grow in Holy Trinity understanding the values of love, respect, caring, creativity and perseverance and these are the values that we have chosen to support our vision.

We are committed to ensuring all children  at Holy Trinity leave as happy, well rounded individuals, as "good people" who can make a positive contribution to society. 

What does that look like in school? Read on! 

  Love 
Our core value is Love. 
 The original Greek word that the New Testament uses to describe the love of God is agape (pronounced ah-gah-payh). Agape does not mean romantic love or even the love we might feel for our family or close friends. It means putting others before ourselves even when that is hard to do. 
 
 "Let us love one another, for love comes from God." 1 John 4:7
 Respect

We treat others with respect even if we sometimes do not agree with the way they behave or the things they say. We accept that other people have different opinions and beliefs and that's fine. We also believe in showing respect for things, so we take care of our school building and other people's possessions.  To get respect you must first give it.

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you." Matthew 7:12

 

 

Caring 

 Caring means treating others as we would like to be treated.  That might be through a kind word, helping someone or even a smile.  No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

"Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others." Philippians 2:4

Creativity
Each of us is creative but we all have different gifts and abilities. Some of us love to make music or to cook: some like to make models or paint. We encourage creativity in thinking as well as making because this will allow us to adapt to whatever the future may bring.   

"Do not neglect the gift you have...Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see you progress." 1 Timothy 4:14-15

"God looked at everything he made and behold it was very good." Genesis 1

 

 
 

 

Perseverance
The special gift that we have when life is difficult or painful that helps us not to give up. Endurance and perseverance are only possible where there is hope and that hope is based on the enduring nature of God’s love and faithfulness.

"I can do things through Him that strengthens me." Philippians 4:13