The original Greek word means ‘fellowship’ or ‘community’ and emphasises the importance of this concept within the Christian faith and expresses the quality of the relationships we share. We are all members of the same family – God’s family. Each member of Dundry is represented by a selected pebble brought together in this communal bowl. As someone new joins our community, a pebble is added. Those who leave, take their pebble with them to remind them of the fellowship they have shared and the special partnership they have enjoyed.
“But God has combined the members of the body… so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Corinthians 12: 24-26
The Christian values and principles we adhere to as a school identify us as a community and confirm the ethos and culture promoted. The 6 values chosen have been carefully selected by the community so that everyone understands the purpose and meaning of each, and is clear about individual and collective responsibility towards upholding such principles. These values will be depicted in the school hall and in each classroom around the school. We are reminded to give focus and context to the values during our times of collective worship.
The values chosen for us as a school at Dundry are:
Trust, Friendship, Hope, Community, Creativity and Compassion.
We will send home some information about each of the values that we hold dear, in order to have a shared understanding of what each one looks like for us as a Church school.