Year 4

COMPASSION

Clothe yourself with compassion

Colossians 3.12

Compassion means to help people that are suffering. For example, our school is doing a Ukraine appeal to donate things to the children in Ukraine - Tyler

Help someone do something they're scared to do, cheer someone up or help someone do something they can't do - Flavia

Compassion is when you're being kind and helping someone who is suffering, in pain and upset - Rumaysa

Compassion is when someone is feeling sad and another person cheers them up! - Jemima

We all show compassion by being kind and not wanting other people suffering  - Gracie

 

Spiritual   Jesus' works of healing were always rooted in his compassion for others. In the story he told which is known as the Good Samaritan, the compassion shown is directed toward someone totally unexpected. Jesus was making the point that we are called to care for those outside our own cultural or social circle as well as our friends and family.

The literal meaning of the word ‘compassion’ suggests suffering with or alongside someone else. In developing character, we encourage an attitude of empathy and understanding of others, trying to imagine what it is like to stand in the shoes of another.

Moral  We try to explore what it means to live out Jesus' teaching, exemplified in the command to do to others as you would have them do to you. (Matthew 7. 12) This is sometimes known as The Golden Rule and underpins all our relationships and our Behaviour Policy

Social   As a community, we try to share one another's burdens and to help everyone to know that struggling and failure are not signs of weakness but opportunities to learn more about ourselves and others, and to grow as an interdependent family.

We actively look out for opportunities to support charities and good causes that improve the quality of life for people in our own country and the wider world.

Cultural   We recognise that our nation has, throughout its history, offered a safe place for those fleeing persecution and disaster. We celebrate the rich diversity that this has brought to our culture and seek to play our part in offering a welcome to all those joining our school community especially anyone in any kind of need.

As a parent you too can get involved by clicking on the value above and sharing our 'Take Home Sheet' with your child.

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Our Vision

Preparing for a positive future,
achieved through faith

“Let your light shine”Matthew 5:16

About Us

St BarnabasChurch of England Primary School

St Barnabas is a very special place where we prepare our children for a positive future, achieved through faith and aim to give our children the knowledge, skills, self-belief and love of learning to ‘let their light shine’.

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St Barnabas Church of England Primary SchoolCollin Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1TG

Mrs WalshOffice Manager

01925 633606 stbarnabas_primary@sch.warrington.gov.uk

Miss Jane Hodgkinson | Headteacher

Mrs J Fisher | SEN Contact