To be a dynamic community of care, built on Christian values, in which everyone
is encouraged, challenged and inspired.
We Believe, We Achieve, We Succeed!
Aims – Our Mission!
Provide an education of the highest quality which prepares today’s children for tomorrow's challenges as lifelong learners
Ensure we all develop high standards; academically, socially, physically, and spiritually, within the context of the Christian faith
Promote consideration of others, honesty, and self-discipline in order that we are responsible citizens
Celebrate all that we are and all that we can be
Our Christian Values – Chosen by our Children FOR our Children!
Respect, Courage, Perseverance, Trust, Friendship, Forgiveness
Poverty Swap Assembly
We welcomed Helen Faulds from Poverty Swap into assembly this morning to celebrate our link with the Fikir Nursery School in Ethiopia. Their children were thrilled to receive posters and a mosaic of our school emblem, made by the Creative Crew.
NISCU Assembly - The First Christmas
Year 5 Leading Whole School Worship
Well done to these children from year 5 who led a moving assembly today. The theme was 'Remembrance'.
Global Christianity Day
The whole school enjoyed a full day of activities exploring Christianity as a global religion.
Year 6 Leading Whole School Worship
These children from year 6 led a wonderful whole school worship. They worked extremely hard to plan an interesting and reflective act of worship. Well done!
OUR SCHOOL ETHOS GROUP - THE 'CREATIVE CREW'
What do we do?
* We keep our church school special
* We celebrate and remind children about the importance of our Christian values
* We tell governors about our work and ideas
* We help Mrs Dickinson with the School Development Plan
* We help children to know that when you leave school it’s just as important that you leave as a kind person (who cares for and likes to help other people) as a hard worker
At Seaton St. Paul’s CE Junior School, pupils worship together every day. On a Monday morning, children gather together for a whole school assembly where the Head Teacher introduces a theme to consider for the week. This might be a word, such as ‘wisdom’, or ‘respect’, and is introduced through a bible story or a prayer. Children end their assembly with The Lord’s Prayer.
On a Tuesday and Wednesday morning, pupils worship together in our classrooms. This time is used to explore themes and ideas in Christianity, as well as in other faiths and cultures. Children discuss ideas as a class and complete an activity, which is presented in class Collective Worship books. Each half term, the children plan and deliver their own Collective Worship. Here, they choose their own suitable music, write a prayer and consider the given theme or idea in depth, before presenting their ideas to the class.
On a Thursday, each child participates in musical Collective Worship, where they enjoy singing hymns and reciting a school prayer.
On Friday, the children gather for a celebratory assembly, where pupils are rewarded for positive effort, behaviour and achievements, and gratitude is shown for a positive week of learning in a safe and happy environment.
Every lunchtime, we say a grace before enjoying our meal. Children recite an ‘End of the Day’ prayer at the end of each school day.
We are always checking to see if our church school is the best church school it can be!
We have a checklist of things to look out for. Watch these space for our findings and ideas for improvement.
Our New Garden of Peace
After the learning walk the Creative Crew decided that they would like an outside prayer area. They were very excited and wanted to call it The Garden of Peace. The children at Seaton Junior School now have a special quiet, safe place where they can pray outside. The Creative Crew began to make it special by hanging up chimes and writing the school values on the stones. They have lots more ideas to develop this area further in September.
Developing The Garden of Peace.
Continuing our development of The Garden of Peace, we plaited some ribbons to hang on the tree and planted flowers.
Creative Crew Display
We are creating a new multicultural display for our school.
This is what it says in our prayer areas:
Here is our quiet place to pray,
You can come any time, any day,
We look forward to hearing what you have to say,
Prayers comfort and guide us come what may.
Pupils wrote prayers for children in other countries that Helen Faulds helps through her charity Poverty Swap.
Congratulations to the winners of PovertySwap Schools Poetry Competition. The children’s winning poems have been published in a book `Beauty for Ashes.’ All donations for this compilation of creative works will be sent to help children in the poorest places in the world. Well done Phoebe Blackwell Yr 4, Reece Sowerby Yr 4, Imogen Smith Yr 5, Sarah Davis Yr 5, Geordie Richardson Yr 6, Danny Cuthell Yr 6, Faith Traverse and Joshua Murphy (now in Yr 7).