Virtues

At St Margaret Mary’s RC Primary School, our children are growing to be:

 

Grateful for our own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with our gifts, becoming men and women for others.

Attentive to our experience and to our vocation; and discerning about the choices we make and the effects of those choices.

Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by our just actions and forgiving words.

Faith-filled in ours & their beliefs and hopeful for the future.

Eloquent and truthful in what we say of ourselves, the relations between people, and the world.

Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways we use our learning for the common good. Curious about everything; and active in our engagement with the world, changing what we can for the better.

Intentional in the way we live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example we set to others.

 

 

At St Margaret Mary’s RC Primary School, we are helping each other to grow by:

 

By encouraging them to know and be grateful for all their gifts, developing them to the full so that they can be generous in the service of others.

By promoting the practice of attentive reflection and discerning decision-making: in teaching, prayer and retreats; and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff.

By being compassionate and loving in the way, pupils are treated, especially when a pupil is in trouble; and by opening pupils’ eyes to those who suffer poverty, injustice or violence.

By passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having persevering faith in the pupils, and by encouraging them, in turn, to have faith and hope in others.

By developing an eloquent language, which pupils can use to understand and articulate their emotions, beliefs, and questions, encouraged by the example of their teachers to be truthful in the way they represent themselves and speak about the world.

By the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities to become more learned and wise.

By leading pupils to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and to take increasing responsibility for their own learning, and by providing opportunities for them to be active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.

By being, a school community which is intentional in its way of proceeding to build-up quality of life; and which is prophetic in the way it offers an alternative vision of education and the human person rooted in the gospel.

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