Virtues and Character Education at St Theresa's
Virtues and Character Education are critically important at St Theresa's in our role to educate children (and adults) in the Faith. Below is a document from the Diocese of Leeds which explains (at an adult level) what Character Education is all about if parents/carers are interested. Also included below is St Theresa's approach to Virtues and Character Education. We have chosen three key virtues that encapsulate our school: Faith, Hope and Love. The virtues we have chosen at St Theresa's spell out the words StTheresa and we will adopt three virtues per term to focus on them and how we should use them to 'Walk in Theresa's Little Way'.
Below is the Diocese of Leeds information for schools about Virtues and Character Education. This document explains why virtues are so critical for Catholic schools and how we must encourage our young people and the adults who work with them to live by the virtues of the Church:
Bishop Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds Diocese, has also written a crucially important paper called Christ at the Centre which gives further information about why it is so important that Catholic schools remain distinctive in their vision and mission. We are an evangelising community of believers and it is our purpose to spread the Good News to everyone we meet. The best way we can do this is to live our Faith through the virtues of the church.