Church School Partnerships
At St Christopher's School, we endeavour to work with a range of organisations and charities to enable our children to learn about kindness, teamwork and be inspired to change the world for the better. We believe this gives every child the oppourtunity to SHINE and 'be the best they can be' by supporting important causes.
St Matthew's Church, Langford
We are extremely proud of our links with St Matthew's Church. We frequently enjoy visiting the church for important events such as Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter. We also visit as part of RE lessons occasionally. Our Reverends Margot and Harry are regular visitors in school for assemblies across the academic year and are part of special community occasions.
Jeans for Genes
The Jeans for Genes campaign raises awareness of the daily challenges faced by those living with a genetic condition and raises money to fund projects that make a tangible difference to the lives of those affected.
On Thursday 22nd September 2022, we held our Jeans for Genes Day and raised an amazing total of £167 for this wonderful charity!
Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community.
Every year, we spend time as a school community exploring and understanding the importance of Remembrance. Children have a deep rooted understanding of the need to remember and pay our respects as a community. We visit the memorial in Langford and complete the silence and reflection together.
This year, we raised £166.79 for the Royal British Legion.
Children in Need
BBC Children in Need exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
The money raised to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2400 local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
We hope to raise money to support this vital cause for children across the UK.
Friday 18th November 2022 - School Council did a wonderful job raising money for this brilliant charity. They organised a bake sale and competitions across the school. We raised £252.25 for Children in Need!
Save the Children
In the UK and around the world, Save the Children make sure children keep safe, healthy and learning.
On Thursday 8th December 2022, we all wore our Christmas Jumpers to school to raise money for Save the Children. We raised a brilliant £107 for this wonderful charity.
Reverse Advent Calendar
Spirituality Group and the St Christopher's community worked together to collect items for the Witney Foodbank. We used the idea of a 'Reverse' Advent Calendar with children, staff and parents popping in different food items each day of Advent. We collected a large amount of food and are very pleased to be able to help people in need during the Christmas period.
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
We will be raising money for this vital charity as part of Eco-Committee's desire to better support biodiversity in our school grounds and local area. Our special day is on Thursday 2nd February.
Ukraine Day March 2022
'Be the best we can be for ourselves and others'
This week we held an assembly all about the Good Samaritan and how we can all be like him. The worship team helped to lead the assembly and asked the children what they could do to be just like the Good Samaritan.
The ideas the children came up with were fabulous.
"We could raise money for charity" "We could send help to the people of Ukraine" "We could help our friends when they feel sad" " We could show courage"
The worship team made a note of these fantastic ideas and displayed them on the worship display.
Every day the children of St Christopher's make me feel proud.
Remembrance Day 2021
At St Christopher's CE School we provide a happy, nurturing and supportive environment founded on the principles of the Christian faith; helping to develop children’s spiritual growth and moral understanding. All members of our school community are valued and respected, so that everyone can have a positive attitude. Our vision 'Be the best we can be for ourselves and others' permeates through everything we do.
Our school’s Christian character contributes significantly to the academic achievement, personal development and well-being of all learners. Although we are a church school, we are inclusive to all members of the community we serve. Our aim is that pupils from all faiths and those without a faith feel safe and happy, secure in the knowledge that their beliefs are respected and valued.
The Christian character is evident in the strong sense of respect existing between staff and pupils, who are proud to flourish at our special school.
At St Christopher's CE School, our daily act of collective worship is an important part of the day when we gather as a school or class community to reflect, think and pray. It is a time when we think about our school vision and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children.
Collective worship is led by class teachers, the worship team and Reverend MacInnes. We are fortunate to be able to invite visitors to also talk to the children as part of our annual programme.
Prayer and Reflection
At St Christopher's prayer forms part of our daily act of collective worship. We recognise that prayers can only have a religious significance for some, but they have potential to give spiritual insights for all.
Adults, the worship team and children lead prayer at our school. We recognise that prayer does not have to be spoken and we often use silence and stillness to reflect upon our thoughts and feelings. We like to light the candles when we do this.