Mission, profile, motto
"Adjunge Sapientiam Beneficio" -Joining Wisdom to Service-
Wisdom is the capacity of finding the ultimate sense of man and life. The word Sapientia, Sapida Sciencia e.g. Fruitful Science. It is not a question of ¨possessing¨ acquired knowledge but of understanding that life has a valuable meaning, created, thought and cherished (loved) by The Lord so as to become part of his life. Through The Lord, happiness is granted.
Facing so many different changes in culture, unaware of finding the real sense of life, the school works on instilling religious formation that will touch each student´s heart so that they may choose that path on their way to an adult life having a sense of community. Solidarity is the other strong point of our motto.
St Mary of the Hills School works with the students to be at the service of others, using their talents to full capacity. Since the very beginning, our Institutional history / backround is full of examples where students, families and teachers have shown this special awareness for the need of others. BENEFICIO-Helping others.
We aim that every student entrusted to this community should be able to explore and develop their individuals talents in a caring environment where academic excellence is pursued, should grow up to be a broad-minded adult sustaining values related to Christian faith and living so as to learn for life.
FREE AND PRINCIPLED
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsability for our actions and their consequences.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovate strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We express ourselves confidently annd creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individual and groups.
CAPABLE OF INDIVIDUAL AND TEAMWORK
We recognize the need of individual work and the benefit of teamwork, being always open to agreement and dissent.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives –intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependance with other people and with the world in which we live.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We possess aesthetic sensibility and an active restlessness for cultural manifestations.
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquirí and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experiences. We work to understand our strenghts and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsable action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.