Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

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Our Virtues

As a school, we have chosen to focus on 7 key virtues. The key virtue of 'Love' underpins all of our virtues at Holy Family and our overriding belief, "Love one another as I have loved you" (John 13 34-35)

We refer to all of our virtues throughout the year however, each term we focus on a specific virtue and explore this virtue in greater depth. 



“Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13: 34-35)


“If you love me, you will keep my commandments!

John 14:15



“Be kind and compassionate to one another”

Ephesians 4:32


“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends”

John 15:13


“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”

Matthew 5:7



“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth”

1 John 3:18


“Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

Ephesians 4:32


We incorporate our virtues into every day school life by:

 - Having our virtues displayed around the school for each and every pupil and visitor to see.

 - Awarding class certificates each term in Good News assembly celebrating the class who has demonstrated the 'virtue to live by' each term. 

 - Integrating virtues into RE lessons, Assemblies and Prayer and Liturgy where possible. 

- Taking part in a whole school assembly at the beginning of each term to introduce our termly virtue. 

This ensures that all children develop a deep understanding of what each virtue represents and how this is depicted in the teaching of Jesus and how this encompasses our everyday lives.