The Jesuit Pupil Profile
The Jesuit Pupil Profile is the central theme that runs through the entire life of St John’s. It directs our interactions with each other and the outside world and places in the forefront of our boys’ minds the values taught by Jesus in the Gospels.
The Profile is made up of 8 pairs of virtues, each of which offer direction to members of our community: staff, boys and parents. They aim to propose a simple but challenging statement of the qualities we seek to develop in each of our boys, using key words which reveal St Ignatius’ own stated aim of “improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.”
We very much hope that these are values that they will uphold throughout their life, wherever they may travel or whatever their profession or career.
The JPP provides a valuable source of reflection for our morning assemblies, retreats, tutor or class periods as well as other moments of success or disappointment.
To the right you will see that the image contains 8 pairs of words in identical colours. these words are designed to complement each other. For example:
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 towards 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 things; 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 prophetic in the example they set to others.