The 'Pupil Profile' teaches our children to embody 8 pairs of virtues. There will be focus placed on a different pair of virtues every half term.
Pupils in our school are growing to be compassionate towards others, especially the less fortunate; and loving in what they do and in what they say.
To be compassionate is to listen to someone’s cares and concerns and try to understand how they feel.
Jesus’ great commandment is ‘Love one another’. We can all be loving through our actions and forgiving words.
Pupils in our school are growing to be faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future. We have faith in our family and friends. We need to have faith in ourselves. We should also have faith in our communities to which we belong – our parish and school. God invites us to have faith in him and in his son Jesus Christ. This faith grows if we work at it, it cannot be taken for granted; it must be built up day by day.
Hope grows out of faith and love. We learn we can step out into the darkness of the unknown and draw on our strengths and ask for help from those around us.
Pupils in our school are growing to be eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves.
Eloquence is not just speaking, it’s expression in writing, music, drama, dance, creative arts, film, media and sport. All are important because they encourage children to express themselves as well as their talents.
Eloquence must be used in a truthful way, knowing the truth about something is what allows us to grow as individuals.
Pupils in our school are growing to be learned by finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for good.
Being learned is making sure each pupil is engaged, stretched and inspired by the curriculum.
For learning to be great you need to be wise. It is to be able to recognise what is important and what is not.
Pupils in our school are growing to be curious about everything and try to change the world for the better. Curiosity is needed for children to want to learn. Learning is something to be actively engaged in by probing, seeking, asking, challenging and questioning. It’s about thinking for oneself and to become an independent lifelong learner.
Pupils in our school are growing to be intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth. They are prophetic in the example they set to others. It’s about trying to achieve a balance where you know what is important for you and what you want to spend your time and energies doing. Jesus Christ was a person who loved intentionally and is a good model to follow.
Being prophetic is about being seen to do good and about speaking out for what is right. Good news needs to be announced.
Pupils in our school are growing to be grateful for their own gifts, for the gifts of other people, and for the blessings of each day. We need to be generous with these gifts.
We must remember everything we have to be grateful for, health, family, shelter, security, enough to eat, clean water, friends and freedom. We must be generous in the things we do for others. More often than not, it is the small acts of daily kindness and generosity, putting others before ourselves which have the greatest impact.
Pupils in our school are growing to be attentive to their experiences and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
We should take time to notice the big and the small things of each day, we need to be aware of the feelings and responses of others.
Once we become attentive, we begin to discern (recognise) what is good for us and what God expects of us. It’s about choosing the better over the good.