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Character Education

Character Education is at the heart of our educational programme.

Educating the whole person necessarily involves every aspect of the individual - the intellectual, the creative, the social, the moral, the physical and the spiritual. We place Character Education at the centre of the educational process thus creating a foundation for developing the God-given potential of our pupils. Growth in right-thinking and acting opens the way to a more truthful and expansive way of looking at oneself and others, providing a new perspective on perceived limitations and capabilities.

We have developed a unique programme for teaching character. This programme focuses specifically on a set of core values and recognises that developing these requires a comprehensive educational approach. This process relies on genuine and close relationships within the School community. The strength of these relationships provides the foundation for promoting good character within the context of real life issues. We expect all members of our School to act as good role models by living harmoniously with each other and the natural world.
 
A new character quality is introduced each month. The quality is used within assemblies, discussions, activities and curriculum work.

Character Quality of the Month:

Patience

  • Resilience
  • Calmness
  • Perseverance
  • Endurance
  • Fortitude
  • Empathy
  • I am learning that perseverance needs me to pause actively and be patient
  • Having patience means that I am able to be calm in the face of frustration or adversity
  • When I am feeling impatient, I try to re-frame the situation, train my self-control muscles, choose how to respond to a given event and get something else done
  • When I practise being grateful for what I have today, I am not desperate for more or better circumstances immediately
  • When I am being pushed toward immediacy, rapidity, and spontaneity, I can slow down to engage in deceleration, patience, and greater attention
  • Patience gives me grit and the ability to work steadily toward my goals and I can see that great reputations are developed through persevering, not giving up