We at Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School continually ask ourselves “What qualities do we want our young people to embody when they leave us?” This questions speaks to the very heart of who we are as a school community, as educators and as part of a larger catholic family.
The Pupil Profile is our answer to this question. It describes and highlights the virtues that we as a school hope to instil in every young person that enters into our care. This reflects the Church’s vision for all Catholic schools: “There is no separation between time for learning and time for formation.”
The Pupil Profile is not a random set of virtues, nor is it a description of a generic ‘nice person’. It is our vision of a wholly good and virtuous person, one rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is intended to offer a very practical model for forming and educating young people who grow to be more truly human, more fully alive, men and women for others, for the greater glory of God and the common good.
The Pupil Profile is based upon the work of the Jesuit Institute and the Jesuit Pupil Profile.
Pupils in a Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School 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.