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Our Vision and The Parable of the Mustard Seed

In God’s hands, we love, learn and grow

 

“To provide all our children with knowledge, perseverance and the imagination to develop their God given talents, living out Christian values in order to live happy, fulfilling and considerate lives. We uphold the right of every individual to learn, be valued and achieve their full academic potential.” School vision

“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.” The parable of the mustard seed. Mark 4:30-32 (NIV)

The parable of the mustard seed is a key passage that reflects so much of our school vision and motto In God’s hands, we love, learn and grow. It can be a metaphor for our children, who blossom during their time here ready for the next stage of their journey. Each child is nurtured here, and enabled to flourish through our teaching and care. We treat every child with the dignity and respect they deserve as children of God. Each child is like a mustard seed, and each child grows in our school community and is supported by that same school community. We hope that each child will have an experience of the ‘kingdom of God’ during their time here; through our daily worship, through wisdom gained from teaching and learning, and particularly though a realisation that ‘God is love’ and they are loved and therefor part of the God’s kingdom- that we are in God’s hands.