Here at Holy Name our goal is to create a safe, joyful and challenging learning environment for every student. We believe in a whole child development approach to learning that supports a child in maturing spirituality, intellectually, physically, socially, culturally and emotionally.
Here's what that looks like in practice:
- To teach prayer, scriptures and values.
- To encourage participation in the liturgy and sacraments through the use of appropriate religious curriculum.
- To provide opportunities for worship together as a community.
- To help students develop respect for family, school and community.
- To assist students in developing respect for life.
- To aid students in formulating and articulating their religious beliefs.
- To foster in our students the values of Jesus by loving and caring for their fellow beings.
- To inspire our students to know and appreciate their own self-worth as God's children and to value their uniqueness.
- To provide a learning atmosphere, which encourages the development of independent and creative expression.
- To form effective oral and written communication skills.
- To utilize a variety of teaching techniques to meet individual needs.
- To identify individual student's learning problems and work with parents toward appropriate remediation.
- To assist students to work cooperatively.
- To develop critical thinking skills.
- To motivate students to achieve good study habits and organizational skills.
- To encourage our students to develop all of their talents in addition to their academic abilities.
- To help students realize the importance of learning.
- To prepare students for a developing technological society.
- To teach positive ways of handling emotions and stress.
- To use acceptance, support and encouragement to boost self-esteem of all members of the school community.
- To develop and model conflict resolution skills.
- To provide opportunities for students to grow and heal through personal counseling and grief support systems.
- To develop a sense of play as valuable in and of itself, thereby stressing the importance of a healthy balance between work and relaxation.
- To assist each student in acquiring knowledge of and the respect for his/her body.
- To foster good nutrition and physical activities for a balanced lifestyle.
- To educate via a comprehensive substance abuse program (alcohol, tobacco, drugs).
- To present sequential physical education (P.E.) program that includes motor skills, coordination and safety.
- To encourage parental involvement in their child's physical development.
Social and Cultural Goals
- To reinforce the importance of the family unit in society.
- To foster respect for authority.
- To teach the value of friendship.
- To appreciate talents and accomplishments.
- To encourage good sportsmanship.
- To instill a respect for personal and communal property.
- To promote respect for environmental resources and to convey the importance of managing them correctly.
- To help the students develop global consciousness.
- To lead students in becoming independent thinkers, capable of making wise choices.
- To encourage the understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures, races and socio-economic backgrounds in our community.
- To instill an appreciation for the fine arts and to encourage creative skills such as art, music and drama.
- To foster cultural competence by striving to meet and exceed the unique needs of a multicultural population.