Our Christian Values
Three core values are fundamental to the St Peter’s Way. They are Love, Courage and Wisdom. We promote these values at every opportunity, inside and outside the classroom, in every interaction with every member of our community.
We are a family. We expect every member of our community to act in a loving and caring manner towards others at all times.
Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others
Every member of our community will feel secure enough to take risks, to extend themselves further than they have previously experienced, to challenge injustice, to see failure not to be retrograde, but as a necessary step towards success.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
We wish our children to develop their wisdom by increasing their knowledge in every area of learning. We also strive that they develop the wisdom to guide their behaviour and decisions, and to develop wisdom from instances where their judgement is unsound.
Ephesians 5 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Matthew 13:31-21 tells us that Jesus told the parable of the mustard seed. Jesus told us:
‘the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
The mustard seed is absolutely tiny, only 1-2mm in size, and yet it grows into a tree nearly 3m tall.
Jesus is reminding us that even very small things can become something much bigger and end up making a huge difference!
There were only a few people who knew Jesus as their friend and believed in Him to start with, but the number of people who followed Jesus and became His friend grew and grew (just like that mustard seed!).People shared the good news of Jesus with others. In time, Jesus had lots of followers and the Kingdom of God had grown, just like that mustard seed that grew into a big tree!
That tiny seed made a HUGE difference, and even though we can sometimes feel small, Jesus is telling us that we can also make a huge difference!
Jesus wanted people to know that everything we do to help others is important. The big things are important and the little things are important. Sometimes we can do a little thing and it ends up making a BIG difference to someone else.
At St Peter’s, we want our children to take every opportunity to do small things which will make a big difference to others. We want them to follow Jesus’ teaching about the mustard seed, and to help our community to become as happy, as kind and as supportive as possible.