Our Christian Ethos and Aims
We recognise our historic Christian foundation and promote our religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England.
At Wimborne St Giles CE VA First School, our distinctively Christian values of Respect, Courage, Compassion, Perseverance and Unity are made explicit and deeply embedded in the daily life of the school.
Our five core values underpin everything we do as we seek to transform our lives and the lives of those around us.
The Christian character and values of the school have a significant impact on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all learners. Values are integrated into all aspects of the school day and SMSC experiences are rich. Children are praised informally and more formally (Friday's Celebration Worship) for their use and application of our Core Christian values.
Every half term the entire school community takes part in a 'Spiritual Journey Day' in which children are given a range of cross curricular opportunities to respond and reflect on a chosen value.
The behaviour of learners is of the highest standard and relationships between all members of the school community are consistently attributed to the Christian character and values of the school.
The school succeeds in providing an education for those of all faiths and of none – and therefore pupils are aware of their own position within a world-wide church, rather than developing a merely parochial view. This makes for greater acceptance of our multi-cultural society. Pupils have a high degree of understanding and respect for diversity and difference both within the church and in other faith communities.
Within the context of Christian belief and practice, we provide quality education encompassing the whole of the school curriculum and school life. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and importance of faith.
At Wimborne St Giles Church of England First School, our aim is to provide a learning environment where every child will succeed by experiencing a caring, Christian culture in which each individual is included, secure, respected, valued and nurtured.
Our Mission statement is:
Growing together !