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St Philip Evans Catholic Primary School

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Our Virtues and Values

Our Pupil Profile: Our Values and Virtues

 

As a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Cardiff, we have embraced the Catholic Schools’ Pupil Profile, which teaches the children a set of eight pairs of virtues to be internalised and cultivated -

enabling them to grow in wholeness as fully rounded individuals in the image of God. 

The pairs of virtues are:

 

  1. Grateful and generous                                                
  2. Attentive and discerning
  3. Compassionate and loving
  4. Faith-filled and hopeful
  5. Eloquent and truthful
  6. Learned and wise
  7. Curious and active
  8. Intentional and prophetic
 

At St Philip Evans, the children are growing to be:

 

          Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day;                 and generous with their gifts, now and in the future.

 

Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.

 

Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.

 

Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.

 

Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.

 

Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.

 

Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better

 

Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience and prophetic in the example they set to others.

 

Each half Term we explore ways in which we can develop in our virtues and values.

Which Virtues and Values are we working on?

Developing our Virtues and Values

Look how we are developing as Curious and Active learners 2020 - 2021

Autumn Term 2020  Understanding our Virtues: Curious & Active

Saint Ignatius had the great insight that not only were all things made by God and held in existence by God, but that God was working through all of creation for my benefit.  This is often expressed as ‘finding God in all things’ and shapes the approach to learning.  

All things are worthy of our attention, curiosity and study because in each one of them there is the possibility of finding God; and not only God but God doing something for me. 

 

Curiosity is needed to sustain learning.  It is what keeps us going when times are difficult. It is what opens up new horizons and allows the possibility of ‘finding God in all things.’   Curiosity is key to education. Learning is something to be actively engaged in by probing, seeking, asking, challenging, and questioning until the truth is plain – it is to think for oneself and to become an independent and lifelong learner. 

 

It is not often that children have the opportunity to change the world but at St Philip Evans we challenge them to ‘think globally and act locally’, to become involved, changing what they can for the time being, using what they have learned to make small differences, so that they are ready for the day when they can make a big difference. 

 

When, in 1540, he sent St Francis Xavier to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth, St Ignatius said, “Go, set the world ablaze!”  This is what our school hopes for our pupils as they step out into adult life, active and curious.

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