Our Christian Value of COMMUNITY is an intrinsic part of all aspects of school life for staff and children alike. At Selwood we seek to provide children with high quality education rooted in Christianity that will support them throughout their lives enabling them to ‘Live Life in all its fullness’ John 10:10.

Each Core Christian Value is represented to the children in a range of ways e.g. a dictionary definition, the reason why we have chosen that value, which bible story it links to, children’s voice showing what that value means to them and through art work. 

God loves people and he knows that people need people. He created us to live in community, giving and receiving support, which leads to generosity and gratitude. The values we hold, being conscientious, pursuit of excellence in one’s work.  Respect for others rights, differences, and dignity of others.  Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community.  Accountability for our personal behaviour

Our behaviour system of rewarding positive behaviour with achievement points is linked to the 4 core Christian values.  Reasons why pupils can earn achievement points is outlined in the table below. 






Problem solving

Taking part with a positive attitude







Seeking help





Respect for others


Risk Taking


Supporting others

Pride in achievement/work

Learning from failure and completing tasks.

Self Control

Praising others

Love of learning

Independent work


We demonstrate one aspect of community to our pupils through the bible story ‘Feeding the five thousand’ (Mark 6: 31- 44).  The story models how if we are thankful for our belongings and willing to share these with others, this is a powerful ability to have.  Once we begin sharing this can be contagious and things can be spread a lot further than we originally thought.


Then Jesus said, “Let’s go to a place where we can be alone and get some rest.” They left in a boat for a place where they could be alone. But many people saw them leave and figured out where they were going. So people from every town ran on ahead and got there first. When Jesus got out of the boat, he saw the large crowd that was like sheep without a shepherd. He felt sorry for the people and started teaching them many things. That evening the disciples came to Jesus and said, “This place is like a desert, and it is already late. Let the crowds leave, so they can go to the farms and villages near here and buy something to eat.” Jesus replied, “You give them something to eat.” But they asked him, “Don’t you know that it would take almost a year’s wages to buy all of these people something to eat?” Then Jesus said, “How much bread do you have? Go and see!” They found out and answered, “We have five small loaves of bread and two fish.” Jesus told his disciples to have the people sit down on the green grass. They sat down in groups of a hundred and groups of fifty. Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and handed it to his disciples to give to the people. He also divided the two fish, so that everyone could have some. After everyone had eaten all they wanted, Jesus' disciples picked up twelve large baskets of leftover bread and fish. There were five thousand men who ate the food.


Here is a prayer written by our pupils on our core Christian value; Community.

Dear God

Together we make a community.

If we work together we can make community strong and peaceful and full of love and joy. 

Let this day bring everyone in our community together.


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