Carmel Christian School has the following values that make up the acronym HEART.
These values underpin all that we do:
Honesty and integrity are vital to our school, and this is reflected in all areas of life at CCS. We are who we say we are, and we do what we say we will do. We facilitate an environment for students to learn and develop honesty by taking responsibility for their own learning through goal setting and self-assessment.
Excellence and Enjoyment
We believe that excellence and enjoyment go hand in hand. As much as we encourage children to do everything to the best of their ability, we also want them to enjoy school. One cannot be at the expense of the other. We do not promote excellence to the detriment of fun, and neither do we promote fun to the detriment of hard work and perseverance. Combining these factors contributes to an environment in which our children are happy achievers.
Primarily, we facilitate an environment for children to experience God’s unconditional (agape) love and grow in their individual love for Him. We also place a high emphasis on loving each other and ourselves. The teachers genuinely love the children, and they teach from this basis. The child is not just educated but addressed as a whole person: spirit, soul and body.
In line with British values, we are a school that upholds respect for self and others; bullying of any kind is not tolerated. We accept and embrace children from all nationalities; we are not biased or prejudiced. Staff and children esteem and appreciate each other, which encourages open and polite communication across all age ranges. Classroom teaching, activities and discussions are all based on mutual respect. Adults model and promote expected behaviour, treating all people as unique and valuable individuals, showing respect for pupils and their families.
The school community is very much a family where each individual member is cared for and celebrated. The family environment enables teachers and pupils to grow in their faith and in their relationships with each other. No child is isolated; we believe in working together and helping each other to achieve their highest potential. Core family values are promoted and adhered to, as we train children to behave responsibly towards each other.