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Our Vision

Learning and Living 'Life in all its Fullness'

 

St Peters is a special place to grow with learning and living ‘Life in all its Fullness’ at the very heart of all we do.  Our school motto ‘Learn to Live’ was founded in 1962 when moving into our historic building, formerly the Manor House of Farnborough and best known as Farnborough Place.  Until 1903, Farnborough Place had been the residence of the Lords of the Manor for nearly 300 years.  The Manor of Farnborough was first left in the will of King Alfred in 901 and a residence of importance has stood on the present site since the reign of King John.  Just as our beautiful building has adapted over the years, our school vision has also evolved.  Inspired by John 10:10, we strive for all members of our community to 'Learn and Live - Life in all its Fullness'. 

Our Beautiful Tree

Introducing our beautiful tree, painted in our reception area as a reflection of our school vision 'Learning and Living Life in all its Fullness’.  In prayer and reflection, our tree was lovingly painted by Emily Kelly, Christian artist and member of our parent community.  The design is partly inspired by the ancient tree out on our school field, which must have been with our beautiful school building ‘in all its fullness’.  How does our tree reflect out vision?  "It's like a family tree, the branches represent the school and the leave are each of us, working together and growing" (Year 4 child). 

Our Church Community

Our school is lovingly hidden behind St. Peter’s Church, surrounded by beautiful grounds and situated in a Grade 2 listed building.  We feel so fortunate to share the same grounds as St. Peter’s Church; two historic buildings, side by side – a reflection of our special partnership and our community ethos. Both buildings enabling us to learn and live 'life in all its fullness'. have visitors in from the church regularly – working with children, helping around school and leading assemblies.  Our children visit the church regularly, including opportunities to reflect, pray and celebrate.  The church brings us together as a school wide family, including special events such as the Year 3 Welcome Service and our Year 6 Leavers Service.  

Collective Worship


Our School Prayer

 

This is our school, let peace dwell here, 

Let the rooms be filled with happiness, 

Let love abide here, 

Love of one another, 

Love of mankind, 

Love of life itself and love of God.

Let us remember that as many hands build a house,

So many hearts make a school.

 

Amen

 

Our School Values

Respect

Trusting and respecting one another

'Do for others just what you want them to do for you' (Luke 6:31)

 

Truth

Knowing right from wrong and making wise choices

'Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth' (1 John 3:18)

 

Responsibility

Conducting ourselves with courtesy

'Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as though you were working for the Lord' (Colossians 3:23)

 

Service

Respecting our environment and serving others

'The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve' (Matthew 20:28)

 

Celebration

Recognising and rejoicing in each other's talents

'Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!' (Philippians 4:4)

 

Collaboration

Working co-operatively in all that we do

'All of you are Christ's body; and each one is part of it' (1 Corinthians 12:27)

 

Learning from the life of Saint Peter

As members of St Peter's School, we can take great inspiration from the life and learning of Saint Peter, one of Jesus' disciples.  Through class worship, we share and discuss the following stories, making links to our school values and considering what this means for our own lives.

 

Celebration: Jesus and Peter walk on water (Matthew 14: 22 - 33).

What inspiration can we take from this story to help us achieve and celebrate our goals?

 

Collaboration: ‘Peter Speaks to the People’ and ‘The Believers Share’ (Acts 2: 38 – 47).

What individual ‘gifts’ do you bring to our community and what happens when we put these together?

 

Respect: Peter heals a crippled man (Acts 3: 1-10).
How can we show our Value of Respect through Acts of Kindness?

 

Responsibility: Peter Leaves Jail (Acts 12: 1-19).

With Freedom comes Responsibility.  What things do I take responsibility for?  How can I make the most of each day?

 

Service: Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet (John 13).

How would you describe our Value of Service, taking inspiration from the life and work of Jesus and Peter?

 

Truth: Jesus Forgives Peter (Mark 14).

Staying true to ourselves and showing courage. How will you use this story to inspire you?

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