Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors, and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Miss R Brown (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs S Nelson (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs T Bolton (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Miss Blackburn (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
St Peter's participates in Operation Encompass. Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, school will be advised that the child has been involved. Please see school website for further details.
The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here. SAFEGUARDING POLICY
09.07.2021 - Jesus dedicated his life to serving others and without wanting anything in return. We seek to follow Jesus’ example and live his greatest commandment.
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
02.07.2021 - We have thought in our reflection this week about valuing others like we would like to be valued. Sometimes we need to make difficult choices between what would please ourselves and a choice of serving and respecting others. It can be difficult, but God wanted us to do things for others and treat others as we would like to be treated. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
Matthew 7: 12
25.06.2021 - In our reflection this week, we have been thinking about God's never-ending love. God is love and we should rejoice in his love. He loves and cares for us. God so loved the world that he sent his only Son to help us here on earth. It is his never- ending love that we should share with one another each new day.
'The LORD’s love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning.'
18.06.2021 - In our reflection this week, we have considered the importance of respecting and valuing difference. Jesus through his teachings shared his love for everyone and especially people that others had ignored. He saw past the differences and wanted us to see that despite all our differences we are all one in God’s eyes.
‘For you are all one in Christ Jesus’
11.06.2021 - In our reflection this week we have been thinking about prayer and the importance of praying for others. Prayer is a time everyone can spend time talking to God. It is through prayer that we can ask God for help and guidance not just for ourselves but for others too.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16
28.05.2021 - Last Sunday marked the celebration of Pentecost. It was here that the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit.
‘When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.’Acts 2
The Holy Spirt was sent to help us in many ways, to comfort, to teach and help us grow in our relationship with God. Everyone can grow, learn, and change to be more like God with the Holy Spirit within us.
21.05.2021 - Forty days have passed since Easter, and this is marked with the ascension of Jesus into heaven. Jesus appeared to his disciples after rising from the dead. Jesus encourages his disciples and tells them that they will receive the Holy Spirit. It is through this that the disciples would go on to tell people about Jesus's teachings and to share the message of God. And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22
14.05.21 - Jesus said: ‘Love one another as I have loved you’. John 13: 34
Jesus shared his love with his friends. What does it mean to share love with friends? We can use Jesus’ example to help us understand his teachings on friendship. Love is... L is for leaning on one another, O is for opening our hearts to not just our friends, but everyone, V is for being victorious - Jesus’ love for us conquered death, E is for everyone - sharing love with everyone – Jesus wanted us to share his love with everyone. Jesus wanted to us to do everything in love. Whatever you do this week do it in love!
07.05.2021 - In our reflection this week, we have thought about friendship and making time for one another. As restrictions start to ease, we are going to be able to make time for one another in different ways – even through meeting up once again. Jesus taught through his teachings that it was important to show kindness and friendship. He visited Lazarus and his two sisters Martha and Mary, and he recalled the kindness shown to him. Jesus was shown kindness and friendship and it is through this we should follow his example.
‘Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ Colossians 3:12-14
30.04.2021 -This week in reflection we have thought about friendship and how friends can be relied upon and will do anything to help each other. Jesus through his teachings taught his followers about the love of friendship and the importance of loving others. ‘Love one another as I have loved you’ John 13:34
23.04.2021 - This week in our reflection we have been thinking about friendship – encouraging one another. The words of wisdom from the Bible for our value Friendship were written over 2000 years ago by St Paul.
“Encourage one another and build each other up.”
1 Thessalonians 5.11
St Paul wanted to teach people that the best way to live in friendship is to encourage one another rather than be critical and negative.
How will you encourage your friend this week?
16.04.2021 - Spring is here and we have celebrated the joys of Eastertime! We have over this period of Easter reflected on Jesus’ sacrifice and ultimate resurrection. Jesus had conquered death and his resurrection was the promise of new life for all. May this spring bring you joy, hope and love! He is not here; he has risen! Luke 24: 6 – 7
26.03.2021 - As we reflected last week, Lent is a time of fasting, prayer and sharing kindness with others. Despite the temptations Jesus faced, he remained strong and faithful as he knew God was watching over him.
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.
Corinthians 1: 13
19.03.2021- Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and sharing our kindness with others. Jesus leads us in his example of this shown to us in his time in the wilderness; he faced challenges and needed to hold his faith close to him.
‘Be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; wait patiently for the Lord.’ Psalm 27
05.03.2021 - We have returned together as one family this week and it is through these coming days and weeks ahead that we seek to strengthen friendships and relationships through the life and work in our school. Working together with love, compassion, and peace to live out the word of God.
'Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.' 1Thessalonians 5:11
25.09.2020 - Our reflection started this week with Father Peter sharing the story of the cheerful giver. How strange to think we should offer something without being happy or cheerful about it! However, this story asks us to think deeper than this and to use God’s words to guide us. To be a cheerful giver we must give with all our hearts, sharing love and joy with one another without reason. At the moment there is no greater time than now to be a cheerful giver to one another. We can
share God’s love, friendship and peace.
‘Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’
2 Corinthians 9:7
17.01.2020 - In our reflection this week, we have heard the story of Simeon and Anna; Jesus was revealed in the
temple and the people felt the presence of not just a baby but the Messiah. For those within the temple, they felt the gifts of this spirit amongst them. The values of hope, love and peace filled the temple and these should fill our hearts each and everyday. We have lived our faith in action with our ‘Pray for Australia’ reflection point on the stage sharing these values.
“He is a light to reveal God to the nations and he is the glory of your people”
10.01.2020 - Epiphany has been a focus for our reflection this week; a time to think about the Magi (Three Wise
Men) who visited the stable after Jesus' birth. ‘After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his
star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-12
Travelling from afar with gifts with great significance to Jesus' life. The gift of Jesus' birth is to be shared; his gifts of love, compassion and peace reflect the true meaning of Christmas. May we share his gifts as we start this new year.
13.12.2019 - Lighting a candle is a simple yet profound act. It is a testimony to the power of light over darkness. As
we light the third candle of Advent, we continue our journey to Christmas. The third candle of Advent
is called the Joy candle; as we anticipate Christmas, let us remember the joy felt by those who realised
what was happening. ‘I will turn their mourning into gladness. I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.’ Jeremiah 31:13
29.11.19 - The season of Advent within the Church calendar is almost upon on. Advent is time of waiting and preparation. In our lives today, we will spend time preparing and waiting for Christmas to be upon us. The prophesy foretold the birth of Christ many years before in the book of Isaiah. ‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’
01.11.2019 - In our reflection this week, we have taken time to think, respond and share to Jesus' teaching on living
well. We have used the saying 'a tree is known by its fruit'.
Jesus said: ''A healthy tree does not beat bad fruit, nor does a poor tree bear good fruit. Every tree
is known by the fruit bears; you do not pick figs from thorn bushes or gather grapes from bramble bushes' Luke 6:43-45
What was Jesus teaching his disciples?
He used these examples to teach us how to live well. A good person brings god out of the treasure of good things in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Our reflection this week has been focused on the celebration of Harvest. We use the word celebration as we have much to be celebrate and be thankful for this year. It is at this time of year, the crops and our rich harvest is gathered in and we reflect on the gifts we have. From this we share our values of hope, dignity and generosity to those who are need in our local community and globally. Our vision to live the faith in action has been demonstrated today through the gifts we have brought in and shared as a school family. ‘Those who are generous are blessed for they share their bread with the poor’ Proverbs 22:9
Our value this week has been forgiveness and it has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how we can live this value in action. What does it mean to forgive? How do you truly forgive someone? Through our discussions we have talked about forgetting the hurt, offering a new beginning, not holding a grudge and saying sorry to one another. Jesus used his teachings to help us understand how we can do this and even at the most difficult time in his life he was able to forgive. ‘Forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.’ Matthew 6:12
In our worship this week, we have reflected on the word judgement and what this looks like in action. We have reflected and discussed big questions, for example ‘What would the world look like if it was free of judgement?’ ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged’ Luke 6:37
What does this look like in action? The story of Father Damian, a man who carried out his faith in action by devoting his life to supporting people with leprosy. He used the teachings of Jesus to live out his faith. As we have shared this week if we can all do this the world will be peaceful, full of compassion and friendship.
This week we have been thinking about the importance of prayer. In Matthew 6:9-13 we find Jesus instructing his apostles on how they should pray. This well-known Scripture is remembered as The Lord’s Prayer. Prayer is an important part of our reflection time in school. A time to be still, wonder, seek and talk quietly to God. ‘Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.’ Mark 11: 24
This week in our worship and reflection time we have thought about one of the Beatitudes: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.’
It is important to reflect on how we can be peacemakers and show our faith in action. Jesus’ example
of living his faith through action has inspired others to do the same. His example inspired Desmond
Tutu and we have learnt about his vision for peace, joy and compassion for all. A peacemaker must
have peace within themselves, so that they can enable others to have peace.
Our school vision, 'Let Your Light Shine' is at the heart of this new academic year.It is taken from Matthew's Gospel. Jesus had gathered a large crowd around him to deliver his sermon. We encourage our school family to share the Christian faith and to know that everyone is blessed in different ways. Jesus told us to let our lights shine so that others, seeing our good works would glorify our Father in Heaven.
But what does it really mean?
We should act in a way, that others see Jesus in us and because oqf what they see they glorify God. How will you let your light shine this year?