St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Virtues and Values

The Catholic School Pupil Profile

Each half term, we  focus on a different pair of virtues and think about how we can grow more like Jesus in our daily lives.

Schedule for 2023 - 2024

 Autumn 1 Grateful & Generous

Autumn 2 Attentive & Discerning

Spring 1 Compassionate & Loving
Spring 2 Faith-filled & Hopeful
Summer 1  Eloquent & Truthful  
Summer 2  Learned & Wise



Pupils at St.Teresa’s are growing to be …

Schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham help their pupils grow…

Grateful & Generous

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.


By 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.

Attentive & Discerning

Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.


By promoting the practice of attentive reflection and discerning decision making: in teaching, in the examen, prayer and retreats; and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff.

Compassionate & Loving

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


By being compassionate and loving in the way pupils are treated, especially when a pupil is in trouble; and by opening pupils’ eyes to those who suffer poverty, injustice or violence.


Faith-filled & Hopeful

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


By passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having persevering faith in the pupils, and by encouraging them in turn, to have faith and hope in themselves and others.


Eloquent & Truthful

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


By developing an eloquent language which pupils can use to understand and articulate their emotions, beliefs, and questions, encouraged by the example of their teachers to be truthful in the way they represent themselves and speak about the world.

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.

Curious & Active

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


By leading pupils to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and to take increasing responsibility for their own learning, and by providing opportunities for them to be active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.

Intentional & Prophetic

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.

By being a school community which is intentional in its way of proceeding to build-up quality of life; and which is prophetic in the way it offers an alternative vision of education and the human person rooted in the gospel.


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