St Richard Gwyn Student Profile
The Student Profile is intended to offer a very practical model for forming and educating young people to grow. The student profile is made up of eight pairs of virtues that sum up what a student of St Richard Gwyn is growing to be.
Some of the virtues are evidently linked more to the educational mission of the school (being curious and active, eloquent and truthful, so that you can be learned and wise) while others are more obviously to do with the formation of character and personality (being grateful and generous, attentive and discerning, compassionate and loving, faith-filled and hopeful, intentional and prophetic).
The virtues of the profile weave and thread together and, taken together, envision what a well-rounded and well- educated, good and virtuous young person could be.
Psychologists tell us that an important part of growing up successfully is to create an identity – to imagine your grown-up self and then do what is needed to become that person in a conscious and deliberate way.
Pope Benedict addressing the young people at The Big Assembly, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, 17th September 2010 asked the question;
“My question for you is this: What are the qualities you see in others that you would most like to have yourselves? What kind of person would you really like to be?”
The student profile suggests what a good person looks like and invites young people to make its virtues their own, shaping who they aspire to be.
Alongside the student profile itself, is a parallel statement of what our community here at St Richard Gwyn promotes to help its pupils grow in the virtues listed,
St Richard Gwyn Student Profile.
Pupils in St Richard Gwyn are growing to be . . .
Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
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.
Themes for 2019-20
Autumn (1)2019 Grateful and Generous
Autumn (2) 2019 Attentive and Discerning
Spring (1)2020 Compassionate and Loving
Spring (2)2020 Faith-filled and Hopeful
Summer (1)2020 Eloquent and Truthful
Summer (2) 2020 Learned and Wise
Autumn (1) 2020 Intentional and Prophetic