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St. James' CE Primary School

Our Character Traits

Zest - Enthusiastic and energetic participation in life.

 “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

John 4:24

Grit - Perseverance and passion for long-term goals.

 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:13

Optimism - Confidence in a future full of positive possibilities.

"Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.”

John 14:1

Self-Control - The capacity to regulate one's own responses so they align with short and long-term goals.

 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Galatians 5:22-23

Gratitude - Appreciation for the benefits we receive from others, and the desire to express thanks.

 “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Social Intelligence - Understanding the feelings of others and adapting actions accordingly.

 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.”

John 14:27

Curiosity - Eagerness to explore new things with openness.

 “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."”

Matthew 12:38