St Olave’s is a Church of England school and a multi-faith community. Our Christian values are deeply embedded in the daily life of the school.
Duty to oneself
Matthew 25: 14 to 30 The Parable of the Talents
The belief that we should make the most of the abilities and opportunities which we have been given.
Duty to others
Matthew 7: 7 to 12 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
The message that we should act towards others as we would wish them to act towards us.
Duty to the School
Luke 13: 20 to 21 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
The idea that great things can grow from small beginnings and that the influence of an individual can have a profound and positive effect on the wider community. That is, everyone should seek to make a meaningful contribution to the life of the school and its community.
Duty to the Community
Matthew 25: 31 to 46 “I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”
We are committed to making a significant contribution to the common good of the local community in which we are set and of the wider world through our learning and actions.
All the duties identified above, are included in the School Prayer, which is found at the back of the School hymn book and below.
Help us through our duty to you
To love our neighbour,
To care for others,
To do our best for and in school,
To work for the common good of our community,
And to care for ourselves as we serve you.