A Marist School is a centre of learning, of life, and of evangelising. As a school, it leads children to learn to know, to be competent, to live together, and most especially, to grow as persons. As a Catholic school, it is a community setting in which faith, hope and love are lived and communicated, and in which students are progressively initiated into their life-long challenge of harmonising faith, culture and life. (Article 126 from "In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat")
The Catholic school, far more than any other, must be a community whose aim is the transmission of values for living. Its work is seen as promoting a faith-relationship with Christ in whom all values find fulfilment. But faith is principally assimilated through contact with people whose daily life bears witness to it. Christian faith, in fact, is born and grown inside a community. (Article 53 The Catholic School Document - "This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you". John 15:12)
Central to education in the Catholic school is the area of relationships. We all need to develop healthy relationships with God, with ourselves, with others, and with the world community.
At St Thomas More, we value: