Children at Newburgh C.E. Primary School are placed into a Gospel Family when they are in Reception. They will stay in this family for the duration of their time here. Our families are named after some of the incredible trees we have on our school site. Children have the opportunity to win family points every day and the family with the most points are celebrated each week on Friday in our Celebration Assembly. Once a term our Gospel Families come together to learn about the new gospel value for that term and complete work together on this.
Silver Birch Family
The Head of Silver Birch Family is Mrs Duthie. Silver Birch Family meet at the Silver Birch tree on the school field or in Mrs Duthie's classroom.
The Head of Cherry Family is Miss Helm. Cherry Family meet at the Cherry tree on the school field or in Miss Helm's classroom.
The Head of Oak Family is Mrs Breheny. Oak Family meet at the Oak tree by the Key Stage 1 classrooms or in Mrs Breheny's classroom.
The Head of Apple Family is Mrs Djemai. Apple Family meet in the outdoor classroom on the playground or in the Victorian Classroom.
The Head of Maple Family is Mrs Jutla. Maple Family meet at the Maple tree on the school field or in Mrs Standrell's classoom.
The Head of Willow Family is Mr Dilworth. Willow Family meet in the Willow Dome or in Mr Dilworth's classroom.
What have you to be thankful for?
This was our key question in our opening worship to launch our new Gospel Value.
We thought carefully about the lines in the acrostic poem:
Thinking of good things
All creation praising God
Not taking anything for granted
Keeping focussed on the positive
Understanding the sacrifices people make for us
Expressing gratitude to God
Saying thank you to those who help us
Showing gratefulness by our deeds
We used the fingers on our hand as well as our thumb to be thankful for the following:
- Our friends
- Our family
- Our local community
- Our own talents
Each Gospel Family created a card of thanks to different people and organisations that we are thankful for at Newburgh. A range of activities took place during our Thankfulness afternoon.
What are we thankful for in nature? This was explored by the Maple Family.
The Gospel Value for Autumn 2021 is Respect and our Families all participated in activities to learn and experience this value. Our Spiritual Leaders from the Autumn Term produced this presentation delivered in Assembly.