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Values & Virtues at Corpus Christi

All schools in the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham are adopting an approach similar to the Jesuit pupil profile. In the profile there are eight sets of words which have been paired together because of their complimentary and harmonising relationship to one another. Each half term, we are focusing on a pair of words and thinking about how we can grow more like Jesus in our daily lives. 

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Attentive & Discerning

Attentive to our experiences and to our vocation

Once we develop the habit of being attentive, we can begin to discern what is good for us and what is not; and what God calls us to be, and to do.

Autumn 2 - 2015

Compassionate & Loving

Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words:

What did Jesus say was the most important of the Ten Commandments?

What did Jesus do or say to show God Our Father was Compassionate and Loving?

How can you show Compassion and Love?

Spring 1 - 2016

Compassionate
Loving
Faith-Filled
Hopeful

Faith-Filled & Hopeful

Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.

“Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your hope and faith are in God.” Peter 1:21

“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

Spring 2 - 2016

Eloquent & Truthful

Eloquent and Truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people and the world.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Luke 13:18-19 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”

Summer 1 - 2016

Eloquent
Truthful
Curious
Active

Curious & Active

Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.

Be curious Ask questions Look for God in all things.

Be active in the life of the school, the church and the wider community.

Autumn 1 - 2016

Intentional & Prophetic

Intentional in the way we live and use the resources of the earth, guided by morality; and prophetic in the example we set to others.

Being intentional in the way of advancing and building a better quality of life; and which is prophetic in the way it offers a Christ Centered vision of education and of our lives rooted in the gospel. Activity can easily become the distraction of being busy. Using wisdom and discernment, we can live our lives more intentionally – getting the balance right; living in the present moment rather than in the unchangeable past or an unknown future.

Living in this way is to be prophetic – announcing the new perspective of the gospel on what it means to be human. Jesus is an example of someone who lived his life intentionally and prophetically.

Autumn 2 - 2016

Intentional
Prophetic
Grateful
Generous

Grateful & Generous

Children in our 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, now and in the future.

Encouraging them to know and be grateful for all their gifts, developing them to the full so that they can be generous in the service of others.

Spring 1 - 2017

Learned & Wise

Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.

By the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities to become more learned and wise.

Summer 2 - 2016

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