St Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God


Welcome toSt Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God

Our Virtues

Our Catholic Virtues

     “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) 






As a Catholic school, we try our best to learn more about the teachings of the Gospel and take guidance from God to lead us in our daily lives. We believe that with God by our side we can be the best version of ourselves and follow in Jesus' footsteps to make a difference in our world. Each month we focus on a virtue and consider how we can show this through our words and actions. 


Excellence in all aspects of life is pursued when we repeatedly perform particular virtues that build our character so that we become what we repeatedly do. To celebrate pupils who develop in their character each month we nominate one pupil from each class to receive our Virtue Bee Award.



When you notice that a person is sad, in distress or in trouble, you care about how they are feeling and you want to help them.


 "When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like a sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." (Matthew 9:36-38)


You give someone another chance after they have done something wrong so they can make a new start. You let go of your sadness, anger and revenge. You show your love for the person rather than focusing on the wrong. When you forgive someone you show that your relationship with them is more important than the wrong they have done. You also forgive yourself so that you do not give up when you have done wrong or made a mistake, but have the courage to act differently and have faith that, with God's help, you can change.


     "Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?" 

       Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy seven times."  (Matthew 18:21-22)




You give what you have by sharing it with others or helping someone who is in need. You give and you do not expect a gift in return or any attention, praise or reward for giving and you do it cheerfully. To share what you have teaches you not to be selfish. Generosity helps you to treat other people as your neighbour. You are not afraid of losing what you give. You are generous because you know there is enough room for everyone.


                                                              " Freely you have received, freely give." (Matthew 10:8)