St Michael's School Values
Of these values, we have 3 which we believe are integral to our school.
Love, Respect and Integrity
Feeling and exhibiting caring concern and empathy for others. Knowing each other as likeable and loving individuals.
"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have."Margaret Mead
Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others. Treating people, experiences and learning with respect.
“We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement.”Hermann Hesse
Late Middle English from French intégrité or Latin integritas.the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
Looking to ourselves, being honest and true.
“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.”Brené Brown, Rising Strong
We also believe that these values lead to...
A moral obligation to behave correctly towards or in respect of themselves and others.
Generosity of self
Late 16th century: via Old French from Latin generosus ‘noble, magnanimous’, from genus, gener- ‘stock, race’. The original sense was ‘of noble birth’, hence ‘characteristic of noble birth, courageous, magnanimous, not mean’. Giving of ourselves, taking the time to support each other.
Middle English (denoting the heart, as the seat of feelings): from Old French courage, from Latin cor ‘heart’.
Knowing that if we try, we can achieve beyond our own imaginings.
A feeling of faithfulness or allegiance. To know that we belong to part of a larger family.