Our assembly this week focussed on our school values of belonging, compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, courage and justice. Classes discussed and shared ideas of how they put these values into practice in our school, at home, in the local community and in their support of Project Compassion.
Reception K & M
The Reception classes have been talking about Nativity as a place of belonging. We belong in lots of different ways and to lots of different groups.
We belong to
- the Reception classes
- the Nativity Church
- our buddy class
- Nativity school
Year 1/2 D
Compassion to us means that we care for others when they are hurt or sad.
It also means that we can give to others who don’t have what we have.
We can play with others when they are lonely.
That’s what compassion means to us.
Year 1/2 RB
In our class during Lent we have been focusing on the word Compassion.
We thought a good way to show compassion to others would be to decorate rocks. We found rocks and painted them. We then took our time to decorate them. By taking time and trying our best to make the rocks look beautiful we hope they will cheer someone up who feel sad.
We plan to use the rocks in our classroom to make people smile if they feel sad. This is how we show compassion to others by helping people who are sad.
Year 3 BG
We help people in need by donating to Project Compassion. Project Compassion helps people all over the world who do not have as much as we have. These people are thankful for things like shelter and homes, clothes and clean water. For money so that they can go to school and learn. As well as medicine to help when they’re sick.
These people are thankful for the things we sometimes take for granted. They would be thankful for donations and money to help them so they can have shoes, clothes, a bed to sleep in and food to eat.
Being grateful is really important, especially when we have so much. I feel thankful for many things in my life. I have food and water to live, a home and family who love me and I have a lot of things that help me to have fun like my toys and playing sports.
I am thankful for my friends, playgrounds to play in and my backyard. For technology like my PS4, computer and Ipad. I am thankful for things like paper, textas, nice clothes, having money and being able to go to the shops to buy things. Being grateful for what we have is so important. Helping those in need makes us feel grateful we can help.
Year 4 C
We show forgiveness at Nativity by:
- Helping people if they are hurt and forgiving each other.
- Saying sorry if you say something mean or have hurt them.
- Taking care of the community and picking up rubbish when we have not made the mess.
We show forgiveness to other by:
- Respecting others and forgiving people if they say sorry.
- Helping others who don’t know how to do it.
- Saying sorry.
- Helping people in need.
Year 5 L
According to the Oxford Dictionary Courage means: The ability to ignore fear and to show bravery. We discussed as a class how we can show Courage at Nativity and came up with the following…
• being honest
• doing something that is out of your comfort zone
• talk to someone new
• being up for challenges
• going to school camp even when you are uncomfortable like Douglass Scrub
• standing up for what is right
• helping someone with their work or out in the yard
• put your hand up to answer questions even when you are unsure of the answers
• speaking in assembly or Mass
• Being independent in the classroom or in the yard
We show JUSTICE by supporting everyone to have equal opportunities.
We show JUSTICE at Nativity by donating to Project Compassion, St Vincent de Pauls Winter and Christmas Appeals and looking for ways to support families in our community.