St Ita's Gospel Values

Our first Gospel value ‘To Be Truthful” can be heard in John 8:32  “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”. This Gospel value is reflected in our school Vision and Mission Statement where we embrace the principles of equity and living in unity with God and others.​

Our second Gospel value ‘To Be of Service” can be heard in the first Letter of Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”. This Gospel value is the heart of our Ursuline tradition and is reflected in our school motto ‘Serviam’ – I will serve.

Our third Gospel value ‘Be Caring” can be heard in Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”.  This Gospel value is reflected in our school Vision and Mission Statement where we embrace the principles of respect and responsibility. We demonstrate these principles towards others, the environment and ourselves.​

Our fourth Gospel value ‘Be Peaceful” can be heard in Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”.  This Gospel value is at the core of living in unity with God and others as stated in our school Vision and Mission Statement. Being peaceful is also acknowledged in our school Vision and Mission Statement through the principles of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Our fifth Gospel value ‘Be Faithfull” can be heard in John 8:12-13, 31-33 “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, if you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  This Gospel value is reflected in our Mission Statement, which proclaims in the spirit of the Ursuline tradition “Serviam” we will follow the teachings of Jesus. This Gospel value also underpins each of our learning dispositions that make up our Hive of Learning.​