Collective Worship

Collective worship is a central part of the school day for children. It is an opportunity for us to gather together to worship God, to consider spiritual and moral issues and to explore our own beliefs. The children take active participation through being part of our Assembly Crew, leading in prayer, acting, singing and supporting worship. Our worship has a distinctively Christian theme and we develop a theme across the term with the children. We select themes based on the needs of our school and members of our community.

We have 6 Christian themes throughout the year which include our Mission Shaw values. The themes that we follow include the below:

  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Peace
  • Trust
  • Forgiveness
  • Justice
  • Thankfulness
  • Friendship
  • Hope
  • Compassion
  • Truthfulness
  • Humility
  • Generosity
  • Respect & Reverence
  • Wisdom
  • Perseverance
  • Service
  • Responsibility

During celebration worship we ensure the achievements of the children are celebrated. There are a number of ways that we recognise our children through Mission Shaw Learning certificates, Our Kindness Cup and our Christian Values Trophy.

To mark the special times in the Christian calendar, the children take part in celebration services such as Harvest, Christingle, Carol Services, an Easter celebration service. The children take an active part in the services and the local church lead and support in these celebrations. Most of these are held in Christchuch.

During each week, our children engage in a daily act of worship.

Day Act of Worship
Monday Whole school worship - Values based
Tuesday Whole school worship - Rev Jane - Values Assembly or Open The Book
Wednesday In class worship using the Picture News resource
Thursday Whole school worship - singing
Friday Whole school celebration worship