Visions and Values

Our Vision: IMG_6036

Proverbs 21:21

Those who pursue righteousness and kindness, find life and honour.

 Building a community for eternity

The essential and obvious characteristics of a community for eternity will be:

  • Love for God
  • Love for Others, as you love yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39)

 

Our community values and priorities are best expressed in the 5 R’s.

We value: Relationships, Respect, Responsibility, Readiness and Reasoning.

 

Our Mission: Transforming Lives

Children who join us at Staines will:

  • Discover more of God’s love for them and for others.
  • Be developed in Character.
  • Be academically strengthened.

 

Our Foundation:  The ethos, aims and objectives of the College are based on:

  • The acceptance of the Lordship of Christ
  • The acceptance of the Bible as the revealed word of God.

 

Staines Memorial College strives to provide Christ-centred schooling in an atmosphere of love, respect, peace and discipline which will encourage students to achieve their full potential for God.

 

Our Motto: Excel with Grace

 Learn about, then learn to express undeserved love.

 

 Our Philosophy:  We encourage the development of the whole child.

 

We recognise that each child is an individual with different God-given talents that need to be nurtured by providing opportunities for growth spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. By observing, planning and evaluating, we seek to provide for the child’s needs while allowing for the child’s individual, spontaneous and creative interests to be explored.

 

Each child is a member of the community and needs to learn to live with and help other members of that community.

 

 

Our values and priorities

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Relationships: 

We seek to develop a lasting rich relationship with God which will influence everything we do.  Luke 12:13-21

This involves learning to love others as Jesus loves us. Mark 12:30, 31

 

Respect:

Respecting God provides a foundation for:

  • respecting yourself (this involves looking after yourself) Matthew 22:37-39
  • respecting others (treating others as you would like to be treated) Lu 6:31
  • respecting property (caring for our environment & making restitution for any damage caused) Gen 1:26-27

 

Responsibility:

Accepting personal responsibility for your actions and your learning involves:

  • admitting when you don’t know something or need help Luke 18:17
  • admitting when you make a mistake or have done the wrong thing Ps 32:5
  • seeking to put things right and learning from the experience Psalm 34:14
  • asking for God’s help to become what He wants Ephesians 1

 

Readiness for the future:

To become active and informed citizens for this world and beyond involves:

  • being ready to work Ecclesiastes 9:10
  • giving of your best in all situations
  • learning to be organised
  • being a team player – helping and encouraging I John
  • seeking advice Psalm 33:11

 

Reasoning:

God in his word, the Bible, instructs us to seek spiritual wisdom and understanding.  (Colossians 1:8-11). This involves:

  • Knowing what you do & why you do it, 1 Peter 3:15
  • Knowing what you believe and why you believe it 1 John 5:20, Acts 17:11

 

Our view on success and failure:

1 Failure enables God to deepen my dependence on Him.

2Success is submitting to God’s goal of Christ likeness for my life – regardless of the outcome Rom 8:28-29. Long term success will only come from trusting in God Isaiah 8

3Biblical success involves:

  • Living under the authority of God Leviticus 18:4
  • Following the leadership of the Lord Proverbs 3:5,6
  • Living in dependence on the strength of Christ Philippians 4:13
  • Growing in the character of Christ. Romans 8:29