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Faith In Action
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.  Not to grab everything. But to give abundantly to others.”  (St. Oscar Romero)
The foundation of the  Church’s teaching is the Gospel and teaching of Jesus Christ about the dignity of the human person.  Everyone is made in the image and likeness of God, and has a dignity that does not depend on age, race, gender, wealth or any other attribute.   We are members of one human family, who live in our one world.
St. Helen’s  recognises that every time we donate to a famine, or disaster appeal, or express concern for people unknown to us, we are acting from an instinctive awareness of our shared humanity.  This solidarity lies at the heart of the notion of the common good.
At St. Helen’s we recognise the need to enable pupils to work beyond the school into the wider community.  We aim to:
•    Develop a sense of personal responsibility for others
•    Identify means by which the pupils can become further involved with the, Diocese, National and Global Organisations, our Parish community and our neighbourhood
The pupils who are in the chaplaincy group take responsibility for a variety of areas – such as Parish/Community Links and CAFOD appeals.  They also try to ensure that the Pupil Profile virtues are promoted and reflected upon regularly in all classes.
All pupils are encouraged to reach out and put their faith into action by participating in the CAFOD Family Fast Days, as well as supporting CAFOD in other ways in raising vital money to support their ongoing work.  In reaching out to our local community St. Helens’ has raised funds for Young Minds, Noah’s Ark and Calon Heart.

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(Fratelli Tutti)

As caretakers of creation a gift given to us from God,  we recognise that we have to“ work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.” (Laudato Si).   St. Helen’s is proud of its Eco-School Green Flag status.  Our Eco group is actively involved in carrying out environmental reviews, writing action plans, researching curriculum links and creating an eco-code.  We are actively looking at biodiversity and the importance and impact of bees on our world, and have introduced an exciting bee project in school.  We continue to look at our school environment for way we can save energy, recycle and be healthy.  Fundamental to Catholic education is the principle of the formation of the whole person and therefore as a Catholic school we are forming the next generation of the stewards of God’s creation. 

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Faith in Action is encompassed for as a school we follow the Jesuit Pupil Profile, therefore we strive that our children 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 toward 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 thins; 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 prophets in the example they set to others.

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