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 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.
Trusting and respecting one another
'Do for others just what you want them to do for you' (Luke 6:31)
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)
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)
Respecting our environment and serving others
'The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve' (Matthew 20:28)
Recognising and rejoicing in each other's talents
'Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!' (Philippians 4:4)
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)
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?