Our Christian Values
Our school vision statement can be found in Matthew 5:16, during the Sermon on the Mount, when Jesus instructs his disciples:
'Let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.'
This vision is the foundation for all that we do at Archbishop Tenison's School, and underpins our four core values of wisdom, hope, community and dignity.
We seek wisdom and knowledge so that we can understand ourselves and our world. Jesus used his wisdom to teach about God in his parables. We become wise through our lessons as we learn the very best of what is being thought and said.
'And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.' Luke 2:40
Christian hope means trusting in the love and faithfulness of God. Hope is not always easy, it requires hard work. However, we have a duty to be global citizens; playing our part in changing the world for the better.
' "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ' Jeremiah 29:11
Christianity teaches the importance of working as a community: we must treat everyone we encounter as we ourselves would like to be treated. Jesus lived out this teaching by showing unconditional love to all.
‘Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.’ Luke 6:31
Every human being is a unique reflection of the glory of God. Therefore our thoughts, opinions and the work we do is worth sharing and celebrating. Therefore we treat one another with dignity and respect.
‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’ Psalm 1 39:14