Our Year Six pupils and Miss Wright wrote the school song using 'Life in all its Fullness' and the school's Christian values as an inspiration.
I have come so that you might have life - life in all its fullness
Live an honourable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom (James 3:13)
Live an honourable life in all its fullness
The vision for our school is to promote excellence and academic rigour within a wider framework of spiritual, moral, social, physical and cultural development, which enables the children of Longfleet (CE) Primary School to flourish, so that they may live an honourable life in all its fullness.
What is an honourable life in all its fullness?
When we have a plentiful amount of God's blessings within us e.g. kindness, wisdom, resilience, respect (our school values) to share with others and then we actually go ahead and make a difference by putting the blessings into action without expecting 'celebrity' status as reward. That is when we truly have an abundant and honourable life - a life in all its fullness.
The Theological Bit
“I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness. I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for the sheep.” (John 10:10-11). If you read about Jesus being the Good Shepherd in the Gospel of John it shows that Jesus’ main purpose was to bring life to his flock, that eternal life flows from his life. Eternal life doesn’t just mean everlasting but it implies a honourable life which is full of purpose.
Be Kind – Treat others as you would wish to be treated (Luke 6:31)
Be Respectful – Show proper respect to everyone (1 Peter 2:17)
Be Resilient – “When I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.” (Micah 7:8)
Be Wise – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6)
At Longfleet, all our staff and children believe our vision and values are at the core of all we do.
Our values are integrated within our behaviour policy and we showcase examples of our vision and values in action from our children within the classroom.
“I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness. I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for the sheep.” (John 10:10-11). If you read about Jesus being the Good Shepherd in the Gospel of John it shows that Jesus’ main purpose was to bring life to his flock, that eternal life flows from his life. Eternal life doesn’t just mean everlasting but it implies an abundant life which is full of purpose.
In Ezekiel 34, the bible again references the Good Shepherd where the sheep will be looked after, rescued, gathered, provided for, given security, tended for and give a fertile environment to grow within.
In Isaiah 40, there is another reference to the role of the God Incarnate as the Good Shepherd, “He will take care of his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs together and carry them in his arms; he will gently lead their mothers.”
Our vision of a ‘life in all its fullness’ underpins the vital role we have, in partnership with the children’s families, in guiding our pupils towards a life that will be abundant in many ways.