Worship and Church

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP IN OVERTON ST HELEN’S

Collective Worship is at the heart of our school life to contribute to the moral and spiritual development of pupils and staff. We like to develop links with our local church and enable the children to develop their feeling of self-esteem and worthiness in others. We want them to find a way of expressing a sense of wonderment and excitement in the created world and our responsibility towards it and we like to provide circumstances in which children may have the opportunity to reflect, consider, think and pray about their concerns and the things which are important to them, including the darker side of life.

We hope to bring children toward a feeling of fellowship with one another and to a sense of shared purpose when the values of the school are interpreted, re-affirmed and put into practice and to find ways of understanding ourselves and to find out about the nature and expectations of God.

In order to foster a sense of community, the school assembles as a whole for Collective Worship three times a week. In addition, because the range of understanding from 4+ to 11+ is considerable, two acts of Collective Worship are held within key stage groupings to enable the weekly theme to be further explored at an age-appropriate level.

Monday Whole School Worship

Tuesday Key Stage 1 Worship and Prayer and Praise

Wednesday Whole School Worship

Thursday Key Stage 2 Worship and Prayer and Praise

Friday Whole School Worship

Each class takes the lead in Collective Worship once a year. Parents and friends are invited into school to share and participate in the children’s Collective Worship.

Pupils and staff visit St. Helen’s Church once a week alternately KS1/KS2 throughout the year.

School’s Two Year Christian Values Cycle

Cycle 2018.19
Wisdom
Peace
Responsibility
Thankfulness
Koinonia
Hope
Cycle  2019.20
Creativity
Love
Truth
Forgiveness
Compassion
Patience