Pupils in a Jesuit school are growing to be attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
Jesuit schools help their pupils grow by promoting the practice of attentive reflection and discerning decision making: in teaching, in the examen, prayer and retreats; and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff.
In Year 6, we are attentive when we…
- think about how we can make the most of every moment
- listen to God’s call
- notice God’s work being done around us
- understand that our experiences are taking us on a journey
- use our experiences to better ourselves
- give our time and energy to people and things that matter
- show an understanding of other people’s journeys.
In Year 6, we are discerning when we…
- decide to make the right choices
- think about the needs of others
- make choices in the hope that it has a positive impact on someone else
- explore what Jesus would think of the things we do
- try our best to stay on the path that God has laid out for us
Pupils in a Jesuit 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.
In Year 6 we are grateful when we...
- pray to God thanking Him for all we have
- appreciate the things we have and look after them
- utilise the gifts given to us by God by using them to do good
- noticing the subtle gifts we receive from the people around us, such as a smile from a friend or a good deed from neighbour
- acknowledge these subtleties by saying thank you
- are reciprocal with the gifts we recieve
- are simply content with what we have
In Year 6 we are generous when we...
- use our God given gifts to help others and contribute to our communities
- give our time to people who need our help
- expect nothing in return for our good actions
- seek no praise for our generosity
- Look for opportunities to share our fortunes
- Support those in need
Our Generous and Grateful Virtue award goes to one and only Jake. Jake has an incredibly big heart. He always goes out of his way to be the kindest he can be. He is not only generous with his time when someone needs help, but also generous with his wonderful personality. He lights up the classroom daily with his positivity. Jake is also the first to show his gratitude for anything and everything. He is always smiling and showing gratitude for all he has.
He is a role model and lives these virtues every day.
Prophetic & Intentional
Pupils in a Jesuit school are growing to be 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.
In Year 6 we are Intentional when we....
- think about how our actions can impact other people.
- acknowledge how our actions can have a positive impact on the world.
- purposely make choices that will benefit the world and the people around us.
- take an active part in school charity days.
- are purposely kind to people.
- think about the words we use and only use the ones intended to spread happiness.
- play an active role in helping to make our school a better place.
- act as role models showing we follow in God's footsteps.
In Year 6 we are prophetic when we...
- give answers in class that everybody can learn from.
- work as a team in school and for our common home.
- are honest with each other.
- learn from our mistakes.
- engage in our collective worship and are not afraid to stand up and share our faith.
- influence others through our actions sharing God's Word.
- we stand up for what is right.
- believe in ourselves.
Autumn Term 1
Eloquent & Truthful
This half term we have focused on the virtues of Eloquent and Truthful.
Young people need to be articulate, to be confident with an extensive vocabulary, to be able to construct a persuasive argument, and to speak with elegance and style, however,
eloquence is not confined to speaking – it finds expression in writing, music, drama, dance, the creative arts, design, film, digital media, and sport. All of these are important to Jesuit education because they encourage children to express their identity as well as their talents.
However, being able to speak well is not much use if what you speak is not worth saying. Eloquence must be used in a truthful way – to speak truth about myself and others, about relations between people, about the world, and about God.
Our virtue award for this half term is for the amazing Antonia! She embodies everything that has been said above and actively tries to demonstrate this on a daily basis.
A true Year 6 role model.
Well done, Antonia.