Children are a precious gift of God entrusted to their parents to nurture through to adulthood. The challenging and fulfilling task of raising children is made easier when supported by a school community that promotes the key values for life.
We want our children and young people to enjoy the benefits of pursuing values that bring an enriched life - full of hope, purpose, adventure, positive relationships, service and blessings.
- Love: Love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind; and love your neighbour as yourself: be ready to do good works remembering without love actions lack authenticity.
- Truth: Be a person of integrity. Strive to seek the Truth and act in just ways as you work hard to be honest in your own words and deeds. Speak up for the poor and needy.
- Grace: Be a person of compassion, quick to forgive. Work hard to ensure others are cared for, that others have a fair go, so that individuals and the commonwealth of all are advanced via the good works God has called you to do.
- Liberty: Allow others to make their own choices. Be aware of cultural differences. Respect that each person is responsible for his or her actions. Resolve differences in constructive, non- violent and peaceful ways. Contribute to society and to civic life.
- Honour: Honour God, honour your parents, honour those who serve you, honour the elderly, the weak and marginalised. In doing so you will honour yourself. Honour before honours.
- Passion: Do your best. Strive to develop and use your God given gifts and talents to lead and serve others in truth and grace. Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard, and pursue your passion.
- Trust: Attachment to God and others is the source of all good things. Learn to trust, depend, and have empathy for others.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." – Jeremiah 29:11
- Responsibility: Your life is not the problem of others. Take increased ownership over your own life, including the responsibility for your choices. This helps you to gradually experience greater degrees of freedom and self-control.
- Reality: Gain the ability to deal with the real world (an imperfect world because of sin). For example, that others have rights and that people will sometimes let others down, be unfaithful, cause hurt, etc. Build resiliency.
- Competency: Develop your God given gifts and talents, plus develop in all areas including everyday matters, such as decision making, judgement, and work ethics.
- Morality/Conscience: Develop an internal sense of right and wrong. Be fair.
- Happiness, Thankfulness and Affirmation: Be happy and content. Have a thankful heart towards God and others. Appreciate others, particularly those who serve you.
- Worship and Praise: Acknowledge God for who He is. An awesome God who created the universe and yet is concerned about you. Understand the nature and desire of God, through the stories and works of Jesus as explained in the Gospels.
These values permeate our educational and pastoral program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 08:44