"The five Goals of Sacred Heart education inform all that we do at Mount Anville Montessori Junior School. They guide our school community in a genuinely integrated approach to learning which is spiritually nurturing, academically challenging and productive of children who are committed to social justice, a spirit of Christian community and a sense of wise self – discipline."
In common with Sacred Heart schools worldwide which were founded by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, we have five Goals which express our key values and aims. These are Faith, Character, Intellect, Community and Social Concern. Each year we have a particular focus and this year it is “Social Concern”.
‘In a world badly in need of wisdom, a global vision, and a capacity to rise beyond individualism, we must seek to give young people real confidence: a sense of their inherent dignity as children of God, the fundamental stability of knowing that they are personally loved by Christ. They need to acquire the good judgment that knows the real reasons for their worth”
Aideen Kinlen, rscj, Provincial of the Irish-Scottish Province 2010
As a Sacred Heart School the development of Faith is central to our aims. From their earliest days the children join their hands in prayer, celebrate Feast days and Masses and begin what we trust will be a lifelong spiritual journey. Preparation for the Sacraments of First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation form an integral part of 2nd and 6th classes.
The children are consciously taught respect, generosity and a sense of responsibility not just for each other but for everyone in the school community. The mixed age range of our 3-6 classes and interaction between all of the children in the whole school enhances this sense of ‘school family’. The school recognises each child’s contribution and the need to develop good trusting relationships. The warm, calm and cooperative atmosphere helps each pupil/child to feel secure and well cared for.
The full expression of the Sacred Heart goals can be found on the Heritage & Horizon website.