Koinonia is Christian fellowship or communion, with God or, more commonly, with fellow Christians.  Kononia is an important part of our daily school routine and enables children and staff to think about values, particularly Christian values, the impact they have on children’s everyday lives and to reflect on God and the teachings of the Bible.

Our aims for Koinonia are to:

  • Provide opportunities for worshipping God.
  • Provide opportunities for participants to develop a closer relationship with God.
  • Encourage a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty, power and mystery of the world.
  • Encourage resilience in the face of local and global current events.
  • Encourage the development of a sense of spirituality.
  • Encourage a sense of community within and beyond the school.
  • Foster a sense of fellowship by bringing together pupils and staff to celebrate shared values in the school and in the community.
  • Share experiences such as special occasions and events in relation to individual pupils within the school, to the school as a whole, or to the wider community.
  • Enable children to develop their understanding of the Christian faith and of the teachings of the Church.
  • Acknowledge, understand and respect difference and diversity, recognising that we are all unique and loved by God.
  • Enable children to consider moral issues.
  • Give time for quiet reflection, prayer and other appropriate responses.

Worship should be a positive experience for the children. We aim to allow them the opportunity to explore different approaches to Christian worship.

Christian Values

Our collective worship is based on a Christian value each half term. We run a 3-year cycle, exploring the following values:

 

2016 – 17

2017 – 18

2018 – 19

Term 1

Hope

Thankfulness

Koinonia

Term 2

Friendship

Compassion

Reverence

Term 3

Endurance

Justice

Peace

Term 4

Forgiveness

Service

Trust

Term 5

Humility

Creation

Generosity

Term 6 Wisdom Responsibility

Courage

This term’s value being explored is ‘Creation’.

Belief in God as creator is not just a belief about how everything began; it is the perspective from which we are to view all life, including our own.

We are thinking about how we need to place the highest value on this wonderful planet we live on and see life as a real gift.