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Ysgol Gynradd Gatholig Rhufeinig Sant Joseff
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St Joseph's Pupil Profile

At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School we encourage our children and each other to reflect on the question asked by Pope Benedict XVI, ‘What kind of person would you really like to be?’

Jesus is at the centre of our mission statement: Jesus in our hearts, in our minds, in our living, in our learning. This question therefore allows us to think about what kind of person God wants us to be, as well as what virtues or qualities we need to grow in order to become that person. This is where the Pupil Profile supports everyone’s journey within the school to become that person. It is made up of eight Virtue Pairs of what makes a good person, based on Jesus’ teaching. By striving to show these St Joseph’s Pupil Profile Virtues, we are fulfilling the answer to Pope Benedict XVI’s very important and meaningful question.

 

Here are the virtue pairs:

At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School we are growing to be all of these virtues.

 

For this academic year, 2021-2022, each half term we are focusing on a different virtue pair. Here are the virtue pairs we are exploring:

 

Autumn 1 - Eloquent and Truthful

Autumn 2 - Learned and Wise

Spring 1 - Curious and Active

Spring 2 - Intentional and Prophetic

Summer 1 - Grateful and Generous

Summer 2 - Attentive and Discerning

 

Each term our Foundation Phase classes each choose a way of showing what the children understand about each virtue pair. In Key Stage Two, the children create their journey of understanding by creating their own Power Point.

 

Each class has a Pupil Profile Tree where the children respond to the meaning of the virtue pairs and show how they live this quality in their day to day lives.

 

Have a look and enjoy the journey our children are on to becoming the best possible version of themselves within our school.

Autumn 1 - Eloquent and Truthful

 

Pupils in St Joseph’s RC Primary School are growing to be . . .

 

. . . eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.

 

To be eloquent in the way in which we speak to each other and truthful in our words, actions, to the Gospel and to ourselves.

 

Eloquence is the ability to speak or write fluently, persuasively and appropriately. We aim to give our children the language to ask questions, express emotions, speak beliefs, talk about matters of faith and hope, debate points of view, and engage in conversation. Eloquence isn’t limited to speaking and writing. We can express ourselves in other ways like music, drama, painting or dance. We should use our creative gifts to say things in a way that is interesting, truthful, memorable and faithful.

 

God wants us to be truthful in all we do. Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life’, so being honest and truthful means we are following in his footsteps and living life the way God wants us to. Being truthful is being faithful to ourselves and to Jesus. We should stand up for the truth.

Eloquent and Truthful Pupil Profile Trees

Eloquent and Truthful evidence of the children's journey of understanding

Autumn 2 - Learned and Wise

 

Pupils in St Joseph’s RC Primary School are growing to be . . .

 

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

 

When we are LEARNED we find God in all things. We learn about and understand the world he created. We learn about, understand and share in the different ways and cultures of people. We learn that our talents are given to us for the good of all. We learn and understand that the greatest gift of all is LOVE.

When we are WISE we listen to God, hear his Word and make decisions that share his love with all.

 

To be educated is to be learned – to know about God’s creation and about people who are part of it. But facts and skills are of little value unless we have wisdom also – the ability to see what is important and what is not.

Learned and Wise Pupil Profile Trees

Learned and Wise evidence of the children's journey of understanding

Spring 1 - Curious and Active

 

Pupils in St Joseph’s RC Primary School are growing to be . . .

 

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

 

God wants us to be curious about his universe and everything he has made. He wants us:

  • To ask questions
  • To listen and pay attention
  • To research and find out more
  • To read
  • To try new things
  • To explore

God also wants us to actively change what we can do for the better. He wants us to help make this a better world.

Curious and Active Pupil Profile Trees

 

Curious and Active evidence of the children's journey of understanding

Spring 2 - Intentional and Prophetic

 

Pupils in St Joseph’s RC Primary School are growing to be . . .

 

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. 

 

When we are INTENTIONAL, we deliberately choose to live in a certain way. We don’t just follow the crowd. We listen to God’s voice deep inside us and choose to live by the values of Jesus.

 

When we are PROPHETIC, we show by our words and actions that we choose to live the Good News of Jesus.

Further information about the Jesuit Pupil Profile

Jesuit Pupil Profile Booklet

Jesuit Pupil Profile Leaflet

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