In Roman Catholic ethics, seven virtues apply to human beings' actions and their relationship with God. According to Catholic teaching, the seven virtues affect human beings in the material and spiritual aspects of life. All human beings can acquire the four cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The three theological virtues include faith, hope, and charity. God grants the theological virtues, which lead to him.


At St Mary’s School, we focus on the virtues we believe help us to live our faith.  Virtues are taught implicitly and shared with the community through the newsletter, to ensure a deep understanding of each one.  


The virtues sit under the headings of Aroha, Service, Integrity, and Faith.