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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 - Commitment

Dedication • Carefulness • Loyalty • Effort

  • Character Education - Commitment - April 2017I know I have amazing potential to continuously seek out, accept, complete and conquer new challenges
  • There are few, if any, things which I cannot achieve, if I really want to
  • If I want to achieve, I need to be self-motivated to take action
  • I know that I can improve my performance with commitment and effort
  • While I am unlikely to be good at new things immediately, if I enjoy the activity, I can work hard at it until I improve. Of course, in order to know if I will enjoy something, I have to try it first
  • Talking with new people fuels my creativity and sense of adventure
  • Doing my best that I can at any given moment is important, but tomorrow I will know more and will be able to do even better
  • When I focus on the experience rather than the end result, I will have a lot more fun and might, unwittingly, find something which I am good at
  • Setbacks rarely faze me because I know that new opportunities lie around the corner
  • Failing at something only means, “I am not there yet.” It does not mean that I won’t get there with continued effort and hard work
  • Learning and growing takes time. I need to be patient
  • I will set small, accomplishable goals and keep revisiting and resetting them
  • I will keep my mind open to possibility
 

 

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