St. Gabriel's Catholic Primary School

Gospel Virtues

At St. Gabriel's school, we have a rich and diverse Catholic Life programme; we believe our faith permeates all we do for and with our children. In other sections of this website, we have discussed Prayer, Sacramental Preparation and Collective Worship - all active elements of Catholic Life. As we are part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, we have embraced the Catholic Schools’ Pupil Profile. This means we will be working together across all phases of the school to look at those values and virtues that come from the Gospel and teachings of Jesus. 

These values and virtues are taken from the Jesuit Institute which is rooted in the teachings of St Ignatius. They have created a Pupil Profile in which 8 pairs of complementary words have been placed together. They are in keeping with St Ignatius Loyola’s own vision that we can show…"improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good." 

Each half term the whole school will focus on one pair of virtues, spending time reflecting on the meaning of the words; how we see these values in action in our lives and in the lives of others and how we can work to encapsulate these values in our lives. 

Each classroom has a Virtues Display as well as beautiful signs in and around school. The virtues are linked to the school’s house point reward system and each child records the times they have clearly demonstrated a virtue or are working towards developing that aspect of themselves on their class charts. The children experience intrinsic spiritual development as they mature and learn who God is calling them to be through the understanding of the virtues.  

 

Compassionate and Loving – Summer 1 2021  

This term we are learning to be Compassionate & Loving.  

Pupils are growing to be compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words. 

Compassionate:  We are compassionate when we feel sympathy and concern for other people who are in difficulty, whether they are near to us or far away. 

Loving:  We are loving when we show our sympathy and concern for other people by our actions and by our words.

A Prayer for Compassion

Lord God, You are full of compassion and love for us, your children.Help us to be compassionate to our classmates at school and our family at home, so that we can reflect God’s love in our lives.

Amen

Why is being compassionate and loving so important?  

How could you use your gifts to be compassionate towards others?  

Could you forgive someone who hurt you; be nice to someone who is feeling sad; give time or money to charity.