Our mission is to educate for life, with the love of God, and Christian values, at the heart of our school.

At St Paul's we are educated for life with the love of God and Christian values at the heart of our school. The daily activity of Collective Worship is therefore viewed as an integral and important part of the school day. The nine Fruits of the Spirit are often referred to, as is Jesus' teaching as shown through the Bible. We also hold the learning of other faiths and religious celebrations in high regard, and value what they offer in educating our pupils about our diverse community. We are committed to respecting each other’s faith and culture, showing tolerance and understanding regardless of pupils’ beliefs.

Our collective worship is typically led by Mr Edmonds, Miss Luker and Mr Rylett, the vicar at St Paul's Church. Our music assemblies are led by Mrs Bartholomew. There are times when other members of staff and groups of pupils are involved or lead Collective Worship.

We aim to provide a variety of worship experiences for the children. Our current schedule is as follows:

 Monday

Half term theme, often linked to our value focus for that month.

Led by the Head Teacher 

 Tuesday

As per Monday.

Led by the Deputy Head Teacher

 Wednesday

Following his own theme for a half term.

Led by Mr Rylett - Vicar

 Thursday

Singing assembly.

Led by Mrs Bartholomew

 Friday

Whole school celebration assembly.

Led by the Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher

In addition to this, visiting groups and individuals are welcomed into the school regularly to lead worship. We also take the opportunity of being together as a school to share about exciting developments within the curriculum or the world in general.

What have we been learning about in Collective Worship?

Autumn Term 2018

We covered many different themes to help our pupils understand themselves and the world around them. Some of the highlights have included finding out more about our school vision and values, understanding British values, Harvest Festival celebrations in the church and Chrsitmas.

Having said goodbye to Mr Coupland last academic year, we were delighted to welcome Mr Rylett into our school in October. Mr Rylett has quickly become part of our school family; the pupils and staff have enjoyed his involvement in our church services and Collective Worships. He has even taught us all a new song!

Our church services have continued to be an important part of our life here at St Paul's. Year 5 took a leading role in the Harvest Festival, sharing poems and prayers. Through our connection to the church, the school community donated many items to Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness. The St Paul's singers & school orchestra were fabulous during the service as well!

Christmas is always a wonderful time of year at our school. This year we had:

  • The Reception and Year 1 Nativity - It's a party
  • The evening church celebration including the St Paul's singers, the orchestra and for the first time ever involvement from Year 2
  • The morning church service led very creatively by Year 4

We also shared the learning we did on Christmas theme day, building up a nativity scene on the stage with our artwork.

 

Year 4 leads Collective Worship

 

Adam Rylett - Vicar

 

Christmas Service

 

Harvest Service

 

Weekly Celebration Assembly

 

Year 3 & 4 Outdoor Collective Worship

 

Head Teacher leads Collective Worship