Core Values


Trust; Respect; Responsibility; Forgiveness; Friendship;  Perseverance; Caring.


Trust is when you believe that someone can keep a secret or respect your feelings.

At St Mary’s we trust that by following Jesus we will live happy lives.

by Kundai


Respect means thinking of others and treating other people’s things carefully. We need to respect other people’s personal space. For example if you want to play with somebody and they don’t want to play that day you must respect their decision.

At St Mary’s we show respect for our friends by not hurting them. We respect teachers or other adults by listening when they are speaking.

by Isaac


Responsibility is doing what you need to do when it is your job to do it, to care for the things you have. For example, it is your responsibility to tidy your room or look after your pets.

We show responsibility at St Mary’s by thinking carefully about our actions and the way that we treat others. We are responsible for our learning by listening carefully to our teachers and always trying our best.

by Louis


Forgiveness is when somebody has done something wrong but you give them another chance.

Forgiveness at St Mary’s is really important because God thinks that everyone deserves a second chance.

by Annick


Friendship is when you show care to other people’s feelings and lives and are not mean to them.

At St Mary’s we show friendship by listening to people if they are unhappy and by making them feel as if they have worth.

by Taylor


Perseverance is falling down 19 times and still getting up the 20th time. It is failing and failing but not giving up, or when you never stop trying until you finally get it right. 

At St Mary’s we persevere in our work and our friendships. We are learning that when you persevere you succeed.

by Tiana


Caring is helping out your friends. When they fall down you help them back up again. Caring is what we all should do. It is a key need in our lives.

At St Mary’s we care for others in need. We donate to charities and expect nothing in return.

We care for all of the people in our community.

by Joe


Dear God

Help us to Care for those in need

             To Respect ourselves and those around us

             To Persevere in our learning

             To Forgive those who hurt us

             To show Responsibility for your creation 

      and to Trust in the Friendship of your son, Jesus Christ.    Amen