Values Champions.

Each month we choose Values Champions – people who have embraced and demonstrated those particular values in action. Our Values champions this year are:

September: FRIENDSHIP

A SWEET FRIENDSHIP REFRESHES THE SOUL  (Proverbs 27:9).

KS2: Kai Ferner

KS3: Cyann Thompson

How many of you have said that the thing you missed most about school was seeing your friends? We used to take it for granted that we would see our friends every day. When we were not able to see them, we learned to value our friends even more. Now in September we must dig deep to build our friendships by following the rules to keep each other safe; offering a smile to those who are sad or anxious; helping each other meet the challenges school brings.

October: EQUALITY

DO WHATEVER YOU WISH THAT OTHERS WOULD DO TO YOU, DO ALSO TO THEM (Matthew 7:12).

KS2: Julia Lemke

KS3: Ava Sullivan & Abi Oakley

Our definitions for October have been written by some of our new Year 5 tutor groups: 

Equality is "Not thinking you are better than anyone else” 5AJS
“We are all unique in different ways and should be accepted for who we are” 5TMP
“We are all humans regardless of race, gender or belief” 5MBa
“Everyone should have the same access to learning” 5LJM

November: PEACE

MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO LIVE IN PEACE WITH EVERYONE (Hebrews 12:14)

KS2: Logan Dean & Alfie Day

KS3: Lucas Gaynor

Try not to add to an argument - make it better not worse. If you are upset try to stay in harmony with peaceful people. When you feel anxious try to find peace inside. On Remembrance Day, remember the sacrifices people made to keep our peace. (Written by our Values Ambassadors).

December: THANKFULNESS

LET US COME INTO HIS PRESENCE WITH THANKSGIVING; LET US MAKE JOYFUL NOISE TO HIM WITH SONGS OF PRAISE! (Psalm 95:2)

Remember, the thought behind a gift is more important than the cost of the gift. Especially this year we should be thankful that we can be with some family and friends. A smile and a word of thanks can brighten up someone’s day. Nobody can have everything they want this year- be thankful for everything you have. (Written by our Values Ambassadors).

January: RESPECT

Respect each other’s space
Respect each other’s possessions
Respect each other
Respect the virus
Respect the rules
Hands-Space-Face

Written by Mr Simpson

February: HONESTY

AND YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE (John 8:32)

Be open with us about the challenges you are facing at home and at school. At Holywell we can talk to someone about anything even if it feels awful or small. At Holywell we try to speak truthfully to you. We try to be straightforward in telling you about the changes we are having to deal with.

March: COMPASSION

REJOICE WITH THOSE WHO REJOICE, WEEP WITH THOSE WHO WEEP (Romans 12:15)

KS2: Jayson Sackey

KS3: Willow Bayliss & Ruby New

Compassion means being sensitive to the feelings and experiences of other people and responding to them with warmth and care. As we return to school, we will need to respond warmly with smiles and kind words. We must try to care for and support everyone especially those who have been sad and unhappy during the last few weeks. We could also show compassion for those outside our school community by raising money for Comic Relief and NHS Charities through our Lent Giving Jars.

April: HUMILITY

LET SOMEONE ELSE PRAISE YOU, AND NOT YOUR OWN MOUTH; AN OUTSIDER, NOT YOUR OWN LIPS (Proverbs 27:2)

KS2: Olivia Jones

KS3: Michaella Walker

We do not boast about our possessions, we do not act like we are better than anyone else, we know our own value but do not make other people feel undervalued, we try not to get too big for our boots. (Written by our Values Ambassadors).

May: SELF-ESTEEM

YOUR BEAUTY SHOULD NOT COME FROM OUTWARD ADORNMENT, SUCH AS ELABORATE HAIRSTYLES AND THE WEARING OF GOLD JEWELLERY OR FINE CLOTHES. RATHER, IT SHOULD BE THAT OF YOUR INNER SELF, THE UNFADING BEAUTY OF A GENTLE AND QUIET SPIRIT, WHICH IS OF GREAT WORTH IN GOD’S SIGHT (Peter 3:3-4)

KS2: Gabriella Domingo

KS3: Shriya Bobby

Self-esteem is how much we value ourselves and our abilities. Don’t compare yourselves to others. Miss Warren says “Comparison is the thief of joy”. Always think that today is going to be a good day because you're you...and that's enough. (Written by our Values Ambassadors).

June: SERVICE

EVERY BELIEVER HAS RECEIVED GRACE GIFTS, SO USE THEM TO SERVE ONE ANOTHER AS FAITHFUL STEWARDS OF THE MANY-COLORED TAPESTRY OF GOD'S GRACE. (1 Peter 4:10).

  •  Unsung heroes lend a hand to everyone who is struggling.
  • Unsung heroes go the extra mile to help others.
  • Unsung heroes use their skills to help people who are out of their depth reach the surface.

(Written by our Values Ambassadors).

July: APPRECIATION

GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES; FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS FOR YOU.

(1 Thessalonians 5:18)

  • Do not take either the big things or small things in life for granted.
  • Appreciate every moment because time flies quickly.
  • Appreciate what you have but remember that others may not have the same.

(Written by our Values Ambassadors).

Have a look at our Museum of Happiness - click on this link: MOH