Values & Virtues
Jesuit Pupil Profile for Parents
Values & Virtues 2020-2021
Curious & Active Autumn 1 2020
This term we are learning to be Curious and Active.
Curious: Exploring God’s creation and asking questions to find out more. Everything around us was created by God. Being curious about these things – from tiny insects to enormous planets, from the languages of the Earth to the patterns made by numbers – brings us closer to God.
Active: Working to make things better where we can. Making the right choices to how to act. As we use our curiosity to explore, we find things that could be better: a friend is unhappy; a neighbour is lonely; there is litter in the playground; the whiteboard needs wiping. Some of these problems we can fix. By being active we take responsibility for these tasks and look after God’s creation.
Share this Prayer with your child
Help me Jesus
Know your ways
Through the night
Through the days
Give me love
To show a friend
You’re always there
You never end
The parable of 'The Good Samaritan' is an example of someone who was curious and active. Watch this video to learn about this parable:
Intentional & Prophetic - Autumn 2 2020
This term we are learning to be Intentional and Prophetic.
Intentional: Planning our actions and choosing to live how God wants us to. Every action we make has an impact on other people and the world around us. We think about the choices we make and care for God’s creation.
Prophetic: Spreading the word of God through how we live our lives. As we choose to act intentionally and make good decisions, we encourage others to do the same. We set a good example and try to be role models for others.
Share this Prayer with your child
Thank you for loving us and letting us make our own choices.
Help us to remember that our choices have consequences.
Please help us to make good choices
and make decisions that are helpful to others.
Who will receive the Values & Virtues award for being Intentional & Prophetic?
Values & Virtues 2019-2020
Faith-filled & Hopeful - Spring 2 2020
This term we are learning to be Faith-filled & Hopeful.
Faith-filled: We are faith-filled when we are living life as God inspires us to live it, putting the Gospel into action through our actions. We have to build on it every day through prayer.
Hopeful: We are hopeful when we are optimistic about the future, we trust ourselves and others, and we don’t give up. Our faith teaches us that God is hope.
Perhaps you could be more faith-filled by sharing this prayer with your child at home.
A child’s evening prayer
Thank you, God, for a lovely day,
for sun and rain, for work and play.
For all my family and my friends,
and for your love, which never ends.
Who will receive the Values & Virtues award for being Faith-filled & Hopeful?
Compassionate & Loving - Spring 1 2020
This term we are learning to be Compassionate & Loving.
Compassionate: We are compassionate when we feel sympathy and concern for other people who are in difficulty, whether they are near to us or far away.
Loving: We are loving when we show our sympathy and concern for other people by our actions and by our words.
A Prayer for Compassion Lord God
You are full of compassion and love for us, your children.
Help us to be compassionate to our classmates at school
and our family at home,
so that we can reflect God’s love in our lives.
How are you going to show that you are loving towards our friends and family?
How can you show compassion to others?
Attentive & Discerning - Autumn 2 2019
This term we are learning to be Attentive & Discerning.
Attentive: We are attentive when we listen to our calling from God to love and serve one another in all that we do. We are attentive to our experiences and can see where they will take us in our future vocations.
Discerning: We are discerning when we decide to do the right thing in the interest of the needs of others because we know the positive impact that will have on their lives.
Why is being attentive so important?
How could you use your gifts to be attentive to others?
Could you be a good listener? Could you help your friends? Could you give money to charity?
A Prayer for Attentiveness
Give us a spirit of attentiveness to turn our attention to those who we can help with the gifts and talents you have given us.
Show us how, with your assistance, we can learn to draw them closer to you, day by day, through kind acts of service.
Well done to Noah and Ava for being Attentive & Discerning
Grateful & Generous - Autumn 1 2019
This term we are learning to be Grateful & Generous.
Grateful: We are grateful for the gifts God has given to us, for the gifts of other people and the blessings of each new day. We are thankful for what we have and for the people around us.
Generous: We are generous with our gifts and use them in the service of others. We are generous with our time and give of ourselves to serve others as God wants us to. We are generous with our actions, doing things to help other people and make a difference in the world.
We thank God our Father for His gifts through Creation. We thank God for our God Given talents. How can you use your God Given gifts and talents to help others?
A Prayer of Gratitude
Thank you for the blessings you have bestowed upon me today.
Help me share your generosity and love with those I meet.