School Learning Expectations

School Learning Expectations

School Learning Expectations

The education and support provided at St. Paul the Apostle School is designed to help each child become:

 

A FAITH FILLED PERSON WHO:

  • Demonstrates Catholic Christian values and attitudes by modeling them in every day life
  • Participates actively in a faith community
  • Knows the basic fundamental beliefs of his/her faith
  • Shows an ongoing, personal relationship with God through prayer
  • Shows compassion towards others by a willingness to share time, talent, and treasure
  • Makes decisions according to an informed conscience

 

A CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF SOCIETY WHO:

  • Exhibits a confidence in his/her value as an individual with the potential to make a difference
  • Appreciates diverse cultures and opinions
  • Demonstrates positive citizenship and leadership by contributing to the welfare of others and volunteering for community, country and the democratic process

 

A CRITICAL THINKER WHO:

  • Has a strong academic foundation
  • Uses technology to synthesize and evaluate new information
  • Implements appropriate strategies to analyze, interpret, solve and evaluate various problems
  • Identifies real life problems and chooses the most effective means of solving them
  • Questions and answers objectively, analytically, and appropriately
  • Evaluates and criticizes his/her own thinking strategies (meta-cognitive abilities).

 

A SELF DIRECTED PERSON WHO:

  • Exhibits a personal responsibility for learning and for his/her actions
  • Displays enthusiasm to be a life-long learner
  • Sets goals and implements a course of action to achieve them
  • Exhibits self reliance by seeing what needs to be done and responding appropriately
  • Makes choices based on acquired knowledge and Christian values
  • Exhibits self awareness by seeking help when needed

 

AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR WHO:

  • Utilizes all available tools for communication
  • Articulates thoughts clearly, accurately, and creatively using both verbal and written expression
  • Listens actively, is receptive to new ideas and can dialogue with others
  • Formulates meaningful questions and assesses information
  • Expresses acquired knowledge on a wide variety of subjects
  • Works cooperatively and collaborates in a variety of situations

AN AESTHETICALLY AWARE INDIVIDUAL WHO:

  • Demonstrates an appreciation for the creative expression of others (music, literature, visual and performing arts)
  • Recognizes, appreciates and respects the beauty of God’s creation
  • Participates in and enjoys the artistic process as well as the results
  • Identifies his/her own potential for creativity

A HEALTH CONSCIOUS INDIVIDUAL WHO:

  • Maintains and shows respect for the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health for oneself and others
  • Is educated in the value of good nutrition and exercise for the sake of good health and a positive self image
  • Can communicate an understanding of substance abuse, its negative effects and consequences
  • Expresses a healthy understanding of human sexuality

 

In 2014, these School Learning Expectations were summarized in language that could be more easily understood by primary grade students.

 

A Faith Filled Person:

  • Believes in God
  • Loves God and Others
  • Goes to Mass and Prays

 

A Contributing Member of Society:

  • Is a good citizen
  • Shares with others
  • Treats others with respect

A Critical Thinker:

  • Stops and Thinks
  • Asks questions
  • Solves problems

 

A Self-Directed Person:

  • Makes Good Choices
  • Works Independently
  • Is a Self Starter

 

An Effective Communicator:

  • Actively Listens
  • Thinks before speaking
  • Express ideas clearly

 

An Aesthetically Aware Individual:

  • Appreciates and Respects the Beauty of God’s World

 

A Health Conscious Individual:

  • Has a Positive Attitude
  • Makes Healthy Choices

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