Collective Worship and our Christian Values
COLLECTIVE WORSHIP IS CENTRAL TO DAILY LIFE AT ST. MATTHEW’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
It openly places God at the centre of daily life in our Church of England School and therefore acknowledges God as the heartbeat.
Worship is a time when the whole school comes together as a family to focus on God and collectively feel, listen to, experience, celebrate and share the heartbeat.
God’s presence pulses throughout every aspect of school life and beyond, into the community.
It provides an opportunity for the school community to develop their own personal relationship with God and discover God within their own heartbeat.
Worship makes an enormous contribution to the ethos of our school, but more importantly, it is the stimulus which flows throughout the whole life of the school.
In the same way that we are encouraged to look after our hearts and keep them healthy, we must strive to ensure that the heartbeat of our school is kept strong and healthy by making our worship meaningful and relevant, for it is that heartbeat that makes St. Matthew’s Church of England Primary School so very special.
We focus on a different Christian Value every half term. Our adopted Values are: Generosity, Perseverance, Respect, Service, Compassion, Forgiveness, Friendship, Courage, Trust, Truthfulness, Justice and Thankfulness.