Living our Christian Vision
At Christ Church CE Primary and Nursery Academy we firmly believe that we can make a difference to the lives of others. We are committed to developing citizenship in preparation for life within the local, national and global community and engage in social action for change. Our children and families embrace this in many ways. We thank them for living our Christ Church vision. We hope that you enjoy finding the many examples of living our Christian Vision in this section of our website and find it inspiring and informative.
Our vision, 'Learning to Live Together, Together Living to Learn', has inspired us to be an active partner in the Hasting-Sierra Leone Friendship Link where local schools are linked with partner schools in Sierra Leone. We have linked with a Muslim school and even helped build their school! Staff regularly go on exchange visits and we share news updates and take part in joint projects, such as recycling and gardening. Our children swap prayers and friendship letters which are often hand delivered by staff. We love hearing from the African children!
We have recently also linked with a Christian School in Malawi and we are in the process of exchanging videos and photos.
Why does it matter to be an international school?
At Christ Church, global learning is reflected in the attitudes and values of our pupils and staff, the ethos of the school, the curriculum, and key skills we teach. Planned international learning through cross curricular approaches enable all pupils from EYFS through to Year 6 to gain a greater understanding of local, national and global issues.
Global Values through our Creative Curriculum
Identity and Belonging Sustainable Living
Fairness and Equality Conflict and Peace
Rights and Responsibilities
At Christ Church CE Primary & Nursery Academy we are proud of our diverse community which we call our own ‘mini world’. With our Church links and Christian values (Christianity being a global religion), being an international school runs through our curriculum.
Through the adopted parable of the Lost Sheep, we have a focus on ‘a loving community’. We believe that by giving our pupils the opportunity to also explore the world beyond Christ Church we are helping them to live that vision and become a citizen of the world. By understanding that differences are to be celebrated our pupils get a richer perspective of the world. We focus on the impact of the British Council's global values on their own lives and those of others locally, nationally and internationally, both in the past and present times. Our assembly plan reflects fundamental British values which are woven as part of our curriculum provision and are displayed centrally, Picture News is updated weekly, providing a focus on international issues that are in the news currently, how this relates to British values and United Nations law, as well as biblical links and prayer.
We are a multi-cultural community with over 28 different languages spoken; pupils show great respect for one another and are keen to learn more about the faiths, practices and cultures of their friends. We work tirelessly to engage all families and celebrate our rich and diverse heritage.
Check out the amazing links we are making with our international neighbours. Even at a time of such worldwide uncertainty, we are proud to be able to reach out and connect with others.