Gospel virtues are at the centre of our ethos and our policies, and run throughout every aspect of our curriculum to encourage our children to be kind, caring, forgiving and respectful.
We are following the new Catholic Pupil Profile, which introduces the children to two new key words every half term. This is being developed across the Diocese and it ensures we all have a shared understanding of the Gospel Virtues.
Each half term, the Deputy Head launches the new words in a special assembly. Classes around the school gather evidence of the children displaying these qualities and place them as leaves on a tree in their classroom.
We look at real life examples of people living out the values in prayer time or child led prayer services. We study scriptural readings or Gospel accounts of when Jesus showed or explained the virtues. Art work on the virtues is also created. It’s the importance of seeing and living these virtues in everyday life, which can incorporated through our Spiritual, Moral, Vocational, Social and Cultural (SMVSC) work in PSHE.
Pupils at St. Gerard’s Catholic Primary School 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, becoming men and women for others.
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.