Compassionate and Loving
Pupils in our school are growing to be . . .
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
Our school helps our pupils to grow . . .
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.
The Christian and Ignatian Roots of the Pupil Profile.
In the Christian tradition, it is never enough simply to notice: we must allow ourselves to be moved by what we see, especially by the plight of those who suffer. Compassion – the ability to sense deeply the predicament of the other – is fundamental to seeing the world with Jesus’s eyes. Being compassionate leads to love – a deep and genuine bond with the other person, something that is outgoing and not focussed on myself. The love God has for us is the model of the love we are called to show others, including those who are against us.