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  • Responsibility
  • Faith
  • Courage
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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:

Respect for Others

  • Listening to Others
  • Respectful Language
  • Appreciation
  • Discretion
  • Diplomacy
  • Acceptance and Tolerance
  • Courtesy and Politeness
  • Whether between friends, or teachers, if we have a history of mutual respect and sincere gratitude, we are happier and more successful
  • There are many differences between people but, with an open mind and an appreciation of each other’s unique talents we strengthen our relationships and our community.
  • I take the time and interest in others’ feelings and well-being and I know that a smile and uplifting word can truly brighten someone’s day.
  • I am learning to have a mutual respect for my friends, family and teachers and I express praise and gratitude when it’s deserved.
  • I try to put myself in others’ shoes to understand them better.
  • Tact is important and is the ability to tell the truth in a way that considers the feelings and reactions of others. Tact allows me to say the right thing.
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