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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 - Gratitude

Humility • Grace • Inner Strength • Service Contentment

  • The first step is to identify my natural strengthsCharacter Education June 2017 - Gratitude
  • I bring honour and credit to an activity I love by participating in it fully
  • I am humble about my achievements which gives me greater self-worth and better relationships
  • I look for ways forward but also listen to others’ ideas with care
  • I remind myself of times when I survived, overcame challenges and even surprised myself. I see strength in my own abilities
  • I lean on my trusted  friends and family who know me and who will suppport me without judgment. I ask for understanding, encouragement and tender loving care
  • I ask my friends to remind me of my strengths and I listen to them. One day, I will do the same for them
  • I do something meaningful and constructive with my spare time and I find my heart strengthens while I am not looking
  • When I resolve to overcome any obstacle, I become stronger
  • I spend time with positive, productive people; mentally strong people do not make excuses for themselves
  • I work towards short and long-term goals
  • Elegance and beauty of form, manner, motion, or action are examples of grace I look for every day
  • Progress is one of the keys to building stronger versions of us and it breeds confidence, accomplishment and inner strength in me
  • Gratitude and optimism makes me happier. Gratitude makes people like us
 

 

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