A group of pupils take part in the Sunday service
Some children took part in a Sunday service at St. Johns recently. The children read, sang and even helped at two baptisms that were taking place.
Parents were invited in to the July Communion Service
KS2 Communion at St. Johns
The children took part in an R.E. competition during faith and understanding week to design a structure to represents faiths and our school logo. These were the winning designers with the design produced by PM training.
We are a Church of England Aided primary school and our aims and values are based on Christian principals. Our Christian ethos is at the heart of everything we do.
We nurture and support the spiritual development of our pupils and staff in a caring school community. St. Johns respects the diverse faiths and cultures of our community and seeks to promote community cohesion.
At St Johns we actively promote Christian values to enable all children to develop and grow as individuals and achieve and aspire. Our strengths are excellent relationships throughout the school and staff being proactive and focussed on the well being of all children.
The Parables of Jesus
The Prodigal Son
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable:
And he said, “There was a man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.’ And he divided his living between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in loose living. And when he has spent everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want. So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.” And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to make merry.
“Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what this meant. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.’ But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid that I might make merry with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf! And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”
The parable of the Prodigal Son is the longest parable in the gospels. It shows how the father, who had been wronged, was forgiving; his actions spoke louder than his words. Jesus gives a vivid picture of God and that God is kinder than us. He does not give up hope when we go astray. He rejoices in finding the lost and welcoming them home. He forgives us all and loves us all.
Our School Mission Statement reminds us of duty to love God and to work together:
“Hand in hand we pray together, learn together and grow together.”
Our School Motto can be summed up in the passage from Matthew 7 Verse 12:
“Do for others what you want them to do for you.”
Church School Ethos
There is a common vision at St Johns C.E. (A) primary that all pupils are valued and recognised as being special and unique. good relationships, grounded in Christian values, are a stength of the school and crucial for pupil’s moral, intellectual and spiritual values.
We celebrate the diversity in our community and value the contribution of all groups. we are all different but in God’s eyes are the same.
We use whole school assemblies and worship to increase the spiritual awareness of learners. Through collective worship and prayers all pupils know they are cared for.
Staff visit to Lichfield Cathedral
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