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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 - Environmental Awareness

Preservation of wildlife • Recycle, reuse, reduce • Beauty • Conservation

  • May Character Quality - Environmental Awareness

    I recognise and act upon opportunities in my home, School and community to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors

  • My pets allow me to understand the need for me to share my time with other animals. I am able to include wild animals in this care

  • In my role as a global citizen, I understand I have responsibilities to fulfil environmentally
  • The protection and improvement of our environment is essential so that human life is protected and its quality and condition preserved for the future
  • As advances in science and technology provide opportunities for global collaboration and progress, they also ask of all humanity to determine the global value of nuclear energy, pesticides, genetic modification, energy usage, air and water quality
  • Selfishness will lead to deprivation and ultimately extinction and therefore human, plant and animal interdependency is critical
  • I need to develop my values and virtues for sustainable participation throughout my life
  • Humanity’s collective well-being comes through individual awareness and joint responsibility
  • Reducing the use of resources is a goal in our resource-scarce world
  • Reducing waste, reusing and recycling are critical components of my lifestyle at home and at School
  • I recognise the value of clean air and water and do all I can to protect these resources
  • I recognise that transport is a major source of pollution and each week I will endeavour to have a mix of transport of walking, cycling, car sharing and busing to help reduce NO2 and CO2 gases in the atmosphere
  • Wild animal populations need our protection such that the richness and diversity of the world is preserved in all countries, land and sea
 

 

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