With Open Hearts and Open Minds -  We are on Earth the Heart of God 

At OLA we demonstrate Open Hearts: 

“We are loved and created in the Image of God”
We are Christ-Centred when we; 
 ● Show the Spirit of Christ through our words and actions. 
 ● Make choices that reflect Jesus’ message of love. 
 ● Model Christian values. 
 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”- Philippians 4:13

 “We reach out to others.”
We are Charitable when we;
  • Reach out to others with open hearts and open hands.
  • Demonstrate a desire to make a positive change in the world.
  • Show generosity and empathy towards others.
  • “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.”- Matthew 25:35

    “We care for others”
    We are Compassionate when we;
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the needs of others.
  • Are inclusive of others.
  • Are mindful and respectful in both words and actions.
  • “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”- Matthew 5:9

    At OLA we demonstrate Open Minds: 

    “We think, we seek, we learn.”
    We are Curious when we;
  • Develop and use creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Are inquisitive and passionate learners.
  • Demonstrate a desire to investigate and seek understanding of our world.
  • “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”- Matthew 7:7

    “We believe we can.”
    We are Capable when we;
  • Show self-belief in our abilities.
  • Have the ability to engage in work that is challenging.
  • Set goals and reflect on our own learning.
  • “For nothing will be impossible with God”- Luke 1:37

    “We are together as one.”
    We are Connected when we;
  • Establish relationships between ourselves and the global community.
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with others.
  • Make links between learning and real life experiences.
  • “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit…”- John 15:5