Attentive and Discerning
Pupils in our school are growing to be . . .
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
Our school helps our pupils to grow . . .
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.
The Christian and Ignatian Roots of the Pupil Profile.
Ignatius tells us that we need to be attentive to the big and the small things, to the responses of other people, to the stirrings in our hearts, and to the preoccupations that thread their way through our lives. Being attentive takes practice; it is much easier to rush from one thing to the next, taking little time to notice anything. 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.