Mission statement – Aiming high in all that we do
School vision – Chelmondiston School, working and learning collaboratively
to secure pupils’ futures and dreams
We use a Bible story to underpin our aims and values, this is the parable of the Good Samaritan.
The parable of the Good Samaritan is a parable told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. It is about a traveler who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead alongside the road. First a priest and then a Levite comes by, but both avoid the man. Finally, a Samaritan happens upon the traveler. Samaritans and Jews generally despised each other, but the Samaritan helps the injured man. Jesus is described as telling the parable in response to the question from a lawyer, "And who is my neighbour?" .
In response, Jesus tells the parable, the conclusion of which is that the neighbour figure in the parable is the man who shows mercy to the injured man—that is, the Samaritan.
This story demonstrates to the children that regardless of person's background or belief each person is a valuable being who needs supporting and loving. Everyone is our neighbour who needs help.