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Jesuit Virtues

The Jesuit Pupil Profile

at Our Lady of Lourdes

 

Our Lady of Lourdes supports the development of the whole child through the adoption of the Jesuit Pupils Profile (as directed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham). The Pupil Profile is composed of 8 pairs of virtues that sum up what pupils (and staff) in our Catholic Schools should be living and how they should be learning, 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."

 

The Jesuit Tag Cloud of Virtues is visible in every classroom in OLOL and each half term the children focus on a new pair of virtues. In their classes the children and staff brainstorm what they believe are the actions and words of these virtues and the collective thoughts of our children about what these virtues mean to them can be seen in the documents below.

Picture 1 The pairs of Jesuit Virtues
Picture 2 St Ignatius of Loyola

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 OLOL, 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.

 

All children at OLOL have a Merit book that records the times they have clearly demonstrated a virtue or are working towards developing that aspect of themselves. There are rewards associated with the accumulation of merits but more important is the intrinsic spiritual development the children experience as they mature and learn how to be the best that they can be!

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At OLOL we thought about ways to make these virtues easier to understand and engaged a company to work with us on designing icons to represent each pair of virtues and to redesign our school entrance to show how we are invested in the development of the whole child. These icons are in every classroom sitting alongside our MIssion. 

Picture 1 Our OLOL Mission...
Picture 2 The Virtues of our school...
Picture 3 We share our faith with all who enter...
Picture 4 Mary...inspired by a window in Church...
Picture 5 The inspiration for our mosaic...
Picture 6 The inspiration for our website...

Learned and Wise

December 2017

These children received the award for demonstrating learned and wise attributes in their work and play…

We also acknowledge the staff when they demonstrate these virtues. Our staff nominated the colleagues that they felt showed they were Learned and Wise in their work and the chosen staff received a small token of appreciation…

  • The winning staff that showed they showed us how to be Learned and Wise were

Eloquent and Truthful

October 2017

These children received the award for demonstrating eloquent and truthful attributes in their work and play…

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We also acknowledge the staff when they demonstrate these virtues. Our staff nominated the colleagues that they felt showed they were Eloquent and Truthful in their work and the chosen staff received a small token of appreciation…

  • The winning staff that showed they showed us how to be Eloquent and Truthful were
    • Mr Woollard and Miss Grant

Faith-filled and Hopeful

July 2017

These children received the award for demonstrating faith-filled and hopeful attributes in their work and play…

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We also acknowledge the staff when they demonstrate these virtues. Our staff nominated the colleagues that they felt showed they were Faith-filled and Hopeful in their work and the chosen staff received a small token of appreciation…

  • The winning staff that showed they were Faith-filled and Hopeful were
    • Miss Yates and Mrs Anthony

Compassionate and Loving

June 2017

 

These children received the award for demonstrating compassionate and loving attributes in their work and play…

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We also acknowledge the staff when they demonstrate these virtues. Our staff nominated the colleagues that they felt showed Compassion and Love in their work and the chosen staff received a small token of appreciation…

  • The winning staff that showed Compassion and Love were
    • Mrs McGrath and Miss Ballantyne

Attentive and Discerning

April 2017

 

These children received the award for demonstrating attentive and discerning attributes in their work and play…

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Picture 2 We are Attentive and Discerning at OLOL!

How do I know if I am Grateful and Generous?

Read this document to see all the ways children and teachers thought we could be grateful and generous in our lives

How do I know if I am Attentive and Discerning?

Read this document to see all the ways children and teachers thought we could be attentive and discerning in our lives

 

How do I know if I am Compassionate and Loving?

Read this document to see all the ways children and teachers thought we could be compassionate and loving in our lives

 

How do I know if I am Faith-filled and Hopeful?

Read this document to see all the ways children and teachers thought we could be faith-filled and hopeful in our lives

How do I know if I am Eloquent and Truthful?

Read this document to see all the ways children and teachers thought we could be eloquent and truthful in our lives

 

How do I know if I am Learned and Wise?

Look at our House Team exploration to see all the ways children and teachers thought we could be learned and wise in our lives

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How do I know if I am Curious and Active?

Read this document to see all the ways children and teachers thought we could be curious and active in our lives

How do I know if I am Intentional and Prophetic?

Read this document to see all the ways children and teachers thought we could be intentional and prophetic in our lives

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