GROWTH THROUGH FAITH
The spiritual and personal development of all members of the St Paul’s community is built on a virtues-based ethos including, but not exclusive to, empathy, kindness, compassion, tolerance, helpfulness and service.
As an Anglican School, St Paul’s is deeply committed to delivering a holistic education as a central element in its curriculum, including a spiritual dimension.
At the same time, the School is sensitive to the varied backgrounds of its students, who are drawn from all major Christian denominations and many other world faiths. This fabric of cultural diversity is welcomed, enjoyed and celebrated within the School community.
The Chapel of Christ the King plays a central and important role in the life of St Paul’s. The School meets in the Chapel each day for either assembly or worship. Cultural events and performances are also held in this building.
In both the Chapel and classroom programmes, the emphasis is to help students make faith connections with the day-to-day activities of life. Every endeavour is made to assist students to ‘stand firm in the faith’, our School motto (State in Fide).
A feature of the School is that students are encouraged to participate in Chapel life and many students will, at some time, be involved in planning and leading a Chapel service.
Throughout the year, a number of special services are held for the School community. These services include the Founders’ Service, the Fellows’ Service, the Baptism and Confirmation Service, and the Carol Service. Each House also has a number of special services that parents are invited to attend.
Students are given the opportunity to accept responsibility, to serve others, and to be aware of the spiritual and moral dimensions of life.