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Vision and Values


‘Ask, Seek, Knock’

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7.

Our Christian Vision

Inspired by the teachings of Jesus and recognising each person as a unique child of God, we work for the common good of everyone, ensuring our door is open for all to flourish. We encourage all to thoughtfully ask, graciously seek and courageously knock, so that together we can make a difference to our Rushwick School family and the wider world.

Our School Values



We treat all others with respect. Being respectful is reflected in the courtesy with which we speak, act and treat one another. Acting respectfully gives people the dignity they deserve. Respect is behaving in a way which makes life more peaceful and orderly for everyone.


We look for ways to help each other, kindness is showing you care about anyone, knowing that everything is part of God’s creation. Kindness is being concerned about the welfare of others. Kindness is showing love to someone who is sad or needs your help.


We tell the truth and can be trusted. Trust is having faith, hope and a positive outlook. It is relying on and believing in someone or something. It is having confidence that the right thing will come about, without trying to control it or make it happen. We know we are never alone and that God is always with us.


We understand and care for someone who is in trouble or has made a mistake. It is being kind and forgiving even when others may not be sorry for that they have done. It is caring deeply and wanting to help. It is being considerate and having regard for other people and their feelings. It is also important to show compassion to others and yourself. Compassion is the most meaningful way to show love.


We are thankful for all we are given and all of God’s creation. Gratitude is to be thankful for what you have. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving and being. It is also being thankful for the little things which happen around you and within you everyday. It is an openness and willingness to receive each of God’s bounties. To be grateful is to have a sense of wonder about the beauty of this world and to welcome all of life as a gift. Gratitude is a path to contentment.


We understand that showing courage is doing what needs to be done even when it is really hard and scary. Courage is personal bravery in the face of fear. Courage is going ahead even when you feel like giving up or quitting. Courage is needed in trying new things, in facing the truth and in picking yourself up after a mistake ready to try again. It comes from knowing deep down what is right for you and believing in yourself to do it. Courage can come from prayer and the trust that God will help.


Our vision and values are rooted in scripture, particularly Jesus’ teaching on Kingdom principles in the Sermon on the Mount. This is a practical lesson on how to live our lives, rooted in Christian Values. At Rushwick, working with and for others, we endeavour for all our community to know how much they are valued by one another and God.

Jesus teaches us to ask, seek and knock and in response, God will open our hearts and minds to receive, to find and the door will be opened to a world of opportunities.