Our Christian Value of FORGIVENESS is an intrinsic part of all aspects of school life for staff and children alike. At St Mark’s 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 it’s fullness’ John 10:10 our Trust mission statement.
Each Core Christian Value is represented to the children in a range of ways eg. 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.
There was once a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to him, ‘Father, give me my share of the property now.’ So the man divided his property between his two sons. 13 After a few days the younger son sold his part of the property and left home with the money. He went to a country far away, where he wasted his money. 14 He spent everything he had, and he was left without a thing. 15 So he went to work for one of the men of that country, who sent him out to his farm to take care of the pigs. 16 He wished he could fill himself with the bean pods the pigs ate, but no one gave him anything to eat. 17 At last he came to his senses and said, ‘All my father's servants have more than they can eat, and here I am about to starve! 18 I will get up and go to my father and say, “Father, I have hurt you, 19 I am no longer fit to be called your son; treat me as one of your servants.”’ 20 So he got up and started back to his father.
“He was still a long way from home when his father saw him; his heart was filled with pity, and he ran, threw his arms around his son. 21 ‘Father,’ the son said, ‘I have hurt you. I am no longer fit to be called your son, I am sorry.’ 22 But the father called to his servants. ‘Hurry!’ he said. ‘Bring the best robe and put it on him and let us celebrate with a party!