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.
Learned and Wise
This half term, we are growing to be Learned and Wise.
Pupils are growing to be learned finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Learned: learning how God wants us to live our lives.
Whether we are young or old, we should never stop learning about what God wants of us. We learn many new things each day. By reading the Bible, listening to our teachers and listening to our hearts, we learn more of what God wants.
Wise: knowing how God wants us to live our lives and putting it into practice.
God is always with us and hoping that we will live our lives in the right way, following the teachings of Jesus.
What qualities does God want us to show in our everyday lives? He wants us to be kind, loving, respectful and trustworthy. He wants us to do as Jesus did.
Grant, gentle Father,
that your Spirit may give us the will and the courage
to act to make a difference,
in order to make real your kingdom among us,
so that we may we all live together
in peace, truth, justice and love,
sharing the resources of the earth.