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St Michael's School Values

At St Michael's, we have many values that we consider to be of vital importance to our children growing to be the leaders of tomorrow that we would wish them to be, either as fair employers, scout leaders, excellent parents or even Prime Minister! 

Of these values, we have 3 which we believe are integral to our school. 

These are:

Love, Respect and Integrity

Love

 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

Respect

 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

Integrity

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...

Responsibility

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.

 

C ourage

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. 

 

 Loyalty 

A feeling of faithfulness or allegiance.  To know that we belong to part of a larger family.