Holbeck Hill, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3BW
We are part of the Deanery of Scarborough, which contains includes churches in Scarborough and the surrounding villages. Our home church is St Martin's in Scarborough. Father David is our incumbent and leads worship in our school, along with Father Richard and Father Adam. We also have a partnership with FISS (Faith in Scarborough Schools) who provide us with guests, including Bruce Clark, Roger Gray and Rev. Geoff Bowell, to lead worship most Wednesdays.
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Our last school Eucharist was on June 4th 2018.
Father David and Father Adam came into school every Friday from November 3rd to lead our confirmation classes for Year 6 pupils. Those interested were confirmed by the Bishop on January 28th 2018.
Our Bible Service for Year 3 pupils was at St Martin's Church on November 9th 2017 at 10 am.
Many thanks for your gifts for the Harvest festival. They were donated to The Rainbow Centre in Scarborough. We also raised £70 by dressing in rainbow colours for the centre Christmas party.
Our Christian Values
This term we will be reflecting on the Christian value of perseverance in our worships. This is a value found in both the Old and New Testaments.
Paul, in his letter to Timothy, uses a series of images to help his readers - that of a soldier, of an athlete and of a farmer (2 Timothy 2:3-7). Each one needs dedication and perseverance if they are to win the battle, complete the race, or produce a good harvest.
Most good things in life only come with time, patience, dedicated effort and perseverance. This is also true in the realm of faith. For example, Jesus advises his followers not to give up in prayer (Luke 18:1-8).
In the Old Testament there are promises for those who persevere:
'The Lord gives strength to those who are weary... Those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles, soaring up on the wings; they will walk and run without getting tired' (Isiah 40: 29-31).
Through bible stories and worships we will think about how perseverance and resilience will help us at school and home.
At the end of term we will also think and reflect about how the closely related theme of courage as we think ahead to new schools and new classes.
Our Christian value for the first part of the Summer term was friendship linked to the British Value of mutual tolerance and respect. Christians believe they can call God a friend because of the relationships made possible through Jesus.
Our Spring term value was 'creation and creativity' linking with the British Value of individual liberty.
One of the most important aspects of the creation story for Christians is the concept that all humans, no matter what age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, rich or poor etc. etc. are made in God's image. This means they are inherently 'creative' (like God), have inherent dignity, value and are loved by the God who made them.
The British Value of individual liberty is the concept that we are free to live as choose, as long as it's within the limits of the rule of law. So putting the two ideas together, however we choose to to live, we are image bearers of God, have inherent dignity and value and are loved by the God who made us. It does mean that God's offer of love is extended to all and as a Church school are inclusive and welcoming to all.
Our Collective worships in the Autumn term were focused on the value of justice. The justice revealed in the Bible is always revealed in the context of love. It included the call to take responsibility for one another, especially the poor and oppressed, and to see that no one is excluded from the essentials of life.
In the second half term of the Autumn term we looked at the value of love and linked it to the British Values of respect and tolerance. We also learned about the festival of advent, which takes place on the four Sundays before Christmas day is the time of preparation and waiting for Jesus’ coming. Christmas is celebrated by the Anglican Church as the day of Jesus Christ’s Birth- The meaning of the five candles in the Advent ring relative to the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Day.
On Friday 2nd February the whole school went to St. Martin's Church for Candlemass Eucharist and the Commissioning Service for Mrs Stephenson.
Celebrating our Carol Service at St. Martin's Church on Monday 18th December where all children joined in to make this a wonderful occasion and a fabulous start to our final week.
Bible ServiceOur Bible Service was held at St Martin’s Church on Thursday 9th November. This is where our Year 3 Children and older children who have joined us since last year receive their Bible. We are very grateful to FOSM who provide the Bibles each year.