Ethos and Spirituality
St Mark’s is a diverse co-ed school welcoming learners from a diverse range of backgrounds. Pupils mostly hail from Jane Furse and the surrounding villages with many traveling long distances to school on a daily basis.
The values of St Mark’s are rooted in the school’s Anglican traditions and history, which put emphasis on love and respect for fellow men, particularly those in our immediate surroundings. The school also puts a premium on being of service to others just as Jesus sought to serve rather than be served. We recognise the relative privilege we have as a school vis-à-vis other education establishments in the area, which behooves us to share our resources and expertise with those who may not have the wherewithal to afford those privileges to the best of our ability.
We are unflinchingly Christian in our orientation with each day commenced by prayer and praise songs sung in a harmonious tune during assembly to mark a start to the day. It is a vital part of our existence as a school as it serves to inculcate the centrality of the Holy Trinity in the minds of each of our pupils. We are acutely aware that not every learner is going to share in our faith; nevertheless, they choose to join St Mark’s with the full knowledge of the school being rooted in the Christian faith.
The school’s Christian leanings provides us with a guiding force to carry-out our day-to-day functions which find expression in the following values:
- To provide quality education as the primary mission of the school
- To help each pupil realise their full potential.
- To always strive for professionalism and respectable conduct
- To seek to accommodate and embrace diverse cultural backgrounds.
- To encourage self-discipline and responsibility
- To respect democratic principles
- To always be punctual
- To have trust in one another as a community