IN THE KOINONIA FEDERATION WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE AND HIGH STANDARDS THROUGH FAMILY, FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP
To live as family: students joining St Mary Magdalene belong to the school family. In or outside of the classroom students learn to be a friend to all and to trust each other at all times. Our pastoral structure ensures that every student is known individually. Students enjoy coming to our school and feel safe and secure. The three schools in the Koinonia Federation work closely together. There are opportunities for students to develop their mentoring and leadership skills. All students new to the school are mentored by their own student Guardian Angel who will support their induction into St Mary Magdalene school life.
To grow in faith: the school is fully inclusive and welcomes students and staff from all faiths and with no faith. It journeys with each individual from where they are by strengthening, challenging, supporting and nourishing them. Collective worship is a key part of each day. We come together either as a family group, house or year group to spend time in reflection allowing us to grow in our spirituality. Led by senior leaders or the church chaplain, collective worship is a creative and responsive time that follows the Anglican calendar and also acknowledges the key dates in other faiths. Religious Studies, the school's specialism, is a central element of the curriculum and provides the opportunity to learn about the religion and its impact on science, culture and society. Within the extra-curricular programme there are other activities including Bible club which all students can attend.
To be united in fellowship: the all-through school celebrates and embraces the diversity of the communities from which the students come. We work hard to create unity through fellowship. Students flourish in companionship with others through mutual trust and sharing of experiences, interests and activities. The school has a very active parents' association that runs social events for school families. St Mary Magdalene is an outward looking school and works hard to serve its local community through activities such as foodbank collections and responding to natural disasters in areas of the world in which our students have family.
"Our school prayer was written by a lot of people in the very early days of our secondary school. Students, staff, governors, the Diocese and Bishop Christopher all worked on it and in the end we created something that we continue to use across our Federation family".
This is our Federation Prayer
THANK YOU FOR OUR KOINONIA FEDERATION FAMILY.
WE PRAY THAT OUR SCHOOLS WILL BE A BIT LIKE HEAVEN
WHERE EVERYONE FEELS ACCEPTED, LOVED, SAFE AND CARED FOR.
HELP US TO LEAVE BEHIND THE MISTAKES OF YESTERDAY
AND GIVE US A FRESH START EVERY DAY.
SHOW US HOW TO FORGIVE AND NOT FIGHT.
GIVE US FAITH AND STRENGTH TO DO OUR BEST IN EVERYTHING.
LIKE AN ACORN GROWS INTO AN OAK TREE,
MAY WE FLOURISH AND GROW INTO THE PEOPLE YOU WANT US TO BE
SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT