Our slogan is Do as the occasion demands and is an extract from 1 Samuel 10:6-7. In this passage Samuel provides Saul with a list of events that must happen as evidence of God’s calling on Saul’s life.
Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.
Every day we are faced with situations that require a decision. These situations range from the mundane to life-changing. Hayford seeks to train and develop each child to navigate successfully through those moments by equipping them to recognise, understand and process those moments to enable them to make wise choices.
Defines the purpose of an organisation
To provide an environment where children can tap into their potential at an early age and discover, through the curriculum and programmes, their talents, purpose in life and to enable them to realise that potential.
Vision is a mental picture, articulated in words, of a desired future state.
To be a learning institution that is internationally recognised for its commitment and passion to provide a place where children can develop into ambassadors and entrepreneurs who understand their potential and are given to realising that potential.
A system of beliefs or values by which one lives.
Hayford is founded on the principle that if you Train up a child in the way that they should go and they will never depart from their path. (Proverbs 22:6).
Every person is born with a seed of potential. The problem is that many people never realise that potential because they never discover their purpose. Hayford provides the right environment to unlock, nurture and steer every child in a direction that will enable them to realise their potential.
We do this by providing each child with the training, skills and tools to enable them to master the challenges that they will encounter throughout their lives, thus growing them into strong, purpose driven mature adults. Hayford also provides children with access to resources to guide, counsel, mentor and coach them to ensure that no child ever feels alone, abandoned or lost. The tools that we employ in building a strong foundation in each child’s life are our Values, the spoken Word and the Curriculum. All this takes place within a safe learning environment.
Core Values (BRAVE)
A principle, standard or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.
- Believe. I have a healthy self-image and I believe that I am significant and perfectly capable of discovering and realising my potential.
- Respect. I respect myself and others. This means that I am well mannered, greeting all with whom I come into contact. I am polite, courteous and respectful.
- Ability. My ability is based on my desire to discover and realise my potential. I know that the discovery of my purpose comes with a diligent search that will be rewarded.
- Victory. Everything that I put my hand to, prospers. Everything that I do has a purpose. I am not given over to random activity.
- Endurance. I understand that I am in the process and at the right time, my potential will be realised as circumstances begin to make a demand on my potential. Patience is the order of the day but I am not complacent or tardy in pursuing my dreams.
The Spoken Word
The power of the spoken word has been proven time and again, whether this is through a process of deliberate conditioning or careless banter: children become the very thing that was spoken over them. While some adults shake the negative labels and realise their potential the reality is that many don’t. Hayford’s curriculum and teaching is based on the principle that the spoken Word will ensure that every child grows up believing in their significance.
The curriculum is prepared and review regularly on two levels: technical content and relevance. Technical content, particularly for older children, builds strong numeracy and literacy skills. Context relevance means that we understand that every child is unique. So programmes are adapted to ensure that each child learns at their own pace and within their particular context