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Fruits of the Spirit

Daily life in the Academy is supported by our Christian ethos which is underpinned with the Fruits of the Spirit. Our ethos creates a school community where the following attributes are evident in the behaviours of staff and students alike:

The nine attributes of a person living according to the Fruits of the Spirit:

Love

“Love is patient, love is kind.
(love) is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

Joy

"Rejoice in the Lord always.
I shall say it again: rejoice!"
Philippians 4:4

Peace

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14-27

Patience

“The Lord as slow to anger and rich in kindness.”
Exodus 34:6

Kindness

“Be kind to one another and forgive each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:32

Goodness

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

Faithfulness

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

Gentleness

"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person.”
Galatians 6:1

Self-control

"Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance.”
2 Peter 1: 5-7