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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Kings Norton, Birmingham

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Gospel Values and Virtues

As part of our Religious Education Curriculum we are focusing on the Gospel Values and Virtues which have been introduced by the Diocesan Education Department. The Virtues are the terms we use to promote character building with our pupils. Each half term, the children develop their understanding of two new virtues and strive to apply these to their everyday lives.

Pupils at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school in the Archdiocese of Birmingham 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.

As part of the focus on two new virtues each half term, the children have the opportunity to write how they have applied these virtues onto a leaf and display it on their classroom Virtues Tree. Also children from each class are also nominated for a virtues certificate when they have demonstrated these virtues in school.