The Archdiocese of Cardiff have instructed all schools in the diocese to implement the ‘Jesuit Pupil Profile’. St Bernadette's have adapted the “Jesuit Pupil Profile”. The Profile will address the question “What kind of people do we hope the children in our school are growing to be?”
We are teaching our pupils to be the best they can be academically, spiritually and morally. The Pupil Profile will offer a vision of what it is to be a good person for our pupils and staff whatever their religious belief or cultural background. The Profile focuses on a set of virtues.
We will focus on a set of virtues each half term. These virtues will be a focus in class and assemblies. The children will learn about the virtue and be encouraged to use these virtues whenever possible, and give examples of when they use them, and how they will impact on themselves and others.
In keeping with St Ignatius Loyola’s own vision that we can show…"improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good."
Each half term the children focus on a new pair of virtues. During this time pupils will work in class and within liturgies to discuss what each virtue means, how do we demonstrate it in our words and actions within our daily life. At the end of each half term pupils who have have clearly demonstrated a virtue or are working towards developing that aspect of themselves will be presented with a certificate.
Pupils in St Bernadette's 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.
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
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.
The Jesuit understanding of education reflects the Church’s vision for all Catholic schools: “There is no separation between time for learning and time for formation.”
It is our hope that we can support the children of St Bernadette's, in partnership with the home and the Parish, to show these qualities in their work and play and to grow in understanding of their faith and themselves through reflection, prayer, discussion, academic work and collective worship.