Collective Worship is a time when the whole school comes together to think about different themes. Its purpose is to:
Collective Worship reinforces the sense of the school community, by giving pupils the opportunity to share things of worth with each other, within a reflective space. Those pupils who have a faith will be able to use the reflection time to consider issues in the light of their religious beliefs and to pray or worship internally as they feel appropriate whilst those pupils who don't have a religious belief will have the opportunity to reflect and make a personal internalised response to the same stimulus. They will also be able to enter into dialogue with those of faith, enabling both believers and non-believers to appreciate each other's stances.
At St. Stephen's we use our school values to explore beliefs and to teach the children behaviours which will help them in their future lives. Our school values come from MIcah 6:8 - justice, mercy and humility.
We recognise that prayer is an opportunity for people of different faiths to communicate with their God. At St. Stephen's, we encourage the children to use prayer as a means of reflecting on issues discussed in Collective Worship or to think about themselves and others. We have a prayer corner which children can go to write prayers. Children are invited to share these prayers each week during worship.
Thank you for our school and all our friends and family.
Please help us to follow our school values so that we persevere with all we are trying to accomplish so that we can be the best we possibly can be, and to always be honest and respectful.
Help us to be responsible people who are trustworthy, kind and welcoming and who support others in need.
Let us have peace and love in our school and let it be the best place to learn.