“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
Jesus’ words are a reminder to us that God wants us to thrive and flourish as his creations. At St. Marie’s we support each child to develop as a whole person. Our virtues to live by allow us to focus on a different virtue every three weeks. During this time, we will talk about the virtue and what it means, where this virtue is shown within the Bible and how we can show the virtue.
Guiding Principles of Virtues to live by:
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.