St Mary's Primary School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Virtues to Live By

Virtues to Live By

Our current Virtue to Live By is: Charity - I show my love for God through my loving concern for everyone especially those in need of my help. I treat others with the respect and kindness I would want for myself. 

I show charity when: I treat everyone as I would like to be treated. I do simple acts of kindness to show my love. I show my love for God by caring for others. I give my time to help others. I share what I have with others. 

Guiding Principles

To ensure children  are given opportunities to:

Experience a positive and purposeful ethos providing a sense of belonging to their school community.

Grow in their knowledge and understanding of the virtues.

Practise the virtues to further the call to live life to the full.

Appreciate the connection between biblical and practical wisdom and living.

Hear the Christian story and encounter it in practice.

Understand their uniqueness and dignity as made in the image and likeness of God.

Know that our limitations are also opportunities for growth.

To notice, to reflect, to pray and to play

To exercise the cognitive, affective and behavioural components of character: know it in your head, feel it in your heart and show it with your hands.