Statements to live by are rooted in nine guiding principles which support the distinctive nature of Catholic schools. The statements make the Catholic values of the school explicit, promote a positive and caring Christian ethos that is understood and communicated to everyone, promote emotional literacy and contribute towards community cohesion and the common good. They ensure that children and young people are given opportunities to:
- Hear the Christian story and encounter the person of Jesus
- Understand their uniqueness as made in the image and likeness of God
- Experience a sense of belonging within a range of communities, including the local Eucharistic community
- Know, appreciate and understand the importance of social justice
- Know that our limitations are also opportunities for growth
- Understand the connection between knowledge and living
- Know that everything has the opportunity to reveal God’s presence to us, ie to see the divine in the ordinary
- Forgive and be forgiven, to reconcile and be reconciled
- Experience fun, humour, imagination, creativity, play and excitement in life
Here are the Statements to Live by that we will be following this term:
9/1/17 I try to love others as I love myself.
16/1/17 I try to follow our school and classroom rules.
23/1/17 I know I belong in a community that includes my school.
30/1/17 I know we are happiest when we are united.
6/2/17 I listen to what you say. I show that I am listening to you.
13/2/17 I co-operate with others in work and play.
27/2/17 I try to use words that make the world a better place.
6/3/17 I try to appreciate the beauty and the wonder in the world around me.
13/3/17 I know that it is okay for me to make mistakes.
20/3/17 I can learn from my mistakes and failures.
27/3/17 I try to keep going when things get difficult and not give up hope.
3/4/17 I know what humility means.