The school has six core Christian Values. These core values underpin our School's Christian vision.
We believe that each person has equal worth in the eyes of God. We want every child to know and understand that they have worth and that they are unique, created for a purpose. We also teach every child to know that everyone else has worth and our actions and words must reflect this.
We are all interconnected in our communities and it is important that everyone belongs and furthermore knows that they belong. We build community at John Keble School and we teach all our community members to take responsibility for each other and the well-being of the community. The Holy Spirit lives in each person and this connects each one of us.
Compassion embodies a tangible expression of love for others, especially those who are struggling. Through our circle times, PHSE lessons, worship and charity work, we teach empathy and compassion for others. Jesus modelled compassion.
Hope is an optimistic attitude. We need hope. To have hope is to want an outcome that makes life better in some way. We demonstrate to our community that not only can hope help make a tough present situation more bearable, but hope can also eventually improve our lives. Envisioning a better future motivates us to take the steps to make it happen. God teaches us to have hope in him.
Community and strong relationships are built on trust. It is important that each person in our community is trustworthy. Learning to be trusted person and learning to trust others are key teaching points at school.
Wisdom is gained over time. It gives us the ability to make good decisions. Godly wisdom is gentle, reasonable, peace-loving, impartial and sincere. It is full of mercy. Through our curriculum and worship times, we teach the children to reflect before speaking and taking action, to be wise. We recognise that this is a learning process and sometimes poor decisions are made. Through our restorative approach, we teach children how to repair these situations. These situations are used as a learning process, a chance to gain wisdom.