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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:

Wisdom

  • Common Sense
  • Reason
  • Intelligence
  • Maturity
  • Knowledge
  • Judgement
  • Understanding
  • I am learning that wisdom involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding, not rumour or gossip, as well as tolerance for the ups and downs of life
  • Wisdom needs broad experience to develop, as well as maturity and experience
  • I see that wisdom is an expression of human potential that can be reinforced and strengthened by self-care and the good use of my mind
  • I appreciate that as wisdom increases, so do the possibilities of doing my most finely crafted work
  • I know that being optimistic and calm about life's problems means they can be solved
  • I am trying to develop an ability to see the big picture and bring a sense of proportion to issues
  • Curiosity and humility shapes me for wisdom later in life
  • By looking more appreciatively at wisdom, I see it is the perfect marriage of art and science, mental and moral excellence, experience and maturity and the well-lived life