Our St. Wulstan's Values
Shortly before Christmas 2019, our GIFT team asked the children to vote for five St. Wulstan’s Values, the values which guide and inspire us in our Christian lives, those given to us in the Gospels. They chose: love, friendship, honesty, respect, forgiveness. The spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of pupils is important to us and one way in which we foster this is by promoting our ‘Gospel Values’ alongside our British Values. Our policies, procedures and daily teaching are underpinned by these values.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. Corinthians 13:4-8)
A sweet friendship refreshes the soul (Proverbs 27:9)
Laugh with your happy friends when they are happy; share tears when they are down (Romans 12:15)
The Lord detests lying lips but he delights in those who tell the truth (Proverbs 12:22)
Do to others as you have them do unto you (Luke 6:31)
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ, forgave you (Ephesians 4: 32)
Our Gospel banners have been designed and painted by the children. They are now permanently displayed in the arches of the main corridor. Gospel values are what Jesus said, what Jesus did and what He told us to do. They are at the root of Catholic social teaching and so they are what we abide by behaving towards others here at St. Wulstan’s. All of the Gospel values begin with and ‘derive from Jesus’ Law of Love and are a perfect example for how our children should be.