Our aims at Stonham Aspal Primary School are:
- to encourage learning by providing a welcoming, friendly and supportive environment, keeping central to the ethos of the school and the values of the Christian Gospel
- to ensure that all children develop to their potential by promoting the highest academic standards throughout the curriculum
- to show concern for all members of the school community through a strong sense of Christian values, and so to cultivate the foundations for mutual respect and responsibility
- to nurture links between school, home, local community and churches, in the interests of the children, including an awareness of the Christian faith.
What are the values of the Christian Gospel?
We all live by principles or standards. In the years before Christ, the way to live was set out in the Ten Commandments. When Jesus was asked about priorities, he gave a summary of them in two short positive statements:
Love God; Love your neighbour
Later St. Paul set out the meaning of Christian love:
“It is patient and kind; it envies no-one, is never boastful, never rude ……………
it delights in the truth.”
It is a good prescription for us all to live by.