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Padre Pio School


Catholic Life

Our Pupil Profile: Our Values and Virtues


As a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Cardiff, we have embraced the Catholic Schools’ Pupil Profile, which teaches the children a set of eight pairs of virtues to be internalised and cultivated -

enabling them to grow in wholeness as fully rounded individuals in the image of God. 

The pairs of virtues are:


  1. Grateful and generous                                                
  2. Attentive and discerning
  3. Compassionate and loving
  4. Faith-filled and hopeful
  5. Eloquent and truthful
  6. Learned and wise
  7. Curious and active
  8. Intentional and prophetic


At Padre Pio School, the children are growing to be:


Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day;                 

and generous with their gifts, now and in the future.


Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.


Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.


Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.


Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.


Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.


Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better


Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience and prophetic in the example they set to others.


    Pupil Profile Themes for 2022-23

    Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) has become a mandatory part of the curriculum and parents no longer have the right to withdraw their child from these lessons. To reassure parents, we have been teaching RSE for a couple of years and our aims and vision of RSE remain unchanged.


    We continue to deliver provision designed to assist in the formation of the whole person and to do so in ways that are developmentally appropriate, serve the specific needs of pupils and are in harmony with the Teachings of the Catholic Church.


    RSE is intended to help children to develop healthy relationships and behaviours with their friends and families, based on kindness, empathy and respect. This is important for them to develop as ‘healthy, confident individuals’ with positive social, emotional and mental well-being.


    RSE is also intended to keep children safe and to protect their well-being. This is critical as technology and society continue to change rapidly. RSE helps children recognise relationships and situations that might put them at risk of harm. It can support all children with what they need to know and what to do to keep safe and how to seek help.


    The main programme we use is called Life to the Full and you can view the resources the school will be using by logging on to the parent portal at:


    School login: padre-pio-np4

    Password: conifer-15

    TenTen Collective Worship Resources


    Newsletter for Parents 

    The Work of Mini Vinnies


    The Mini Vinnies play a very important role in our school. Throughout the year, they organise events to support local charities and others in need.

    They come together to form a part of the St Vincent de Paul Society - a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms.


    The Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support how they can help to make a difference in their communities. Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of "see, think, do" to find people in need and help them.


    From 2020 to 2022, projects include:

    25 bags of warm winter clothing and chocolate were distributed by 3 members of staff, one night the week before Christmas, to homeless people on streets of Newport along with 6 doggie Christmas stockings given to their companion;

    Children were instrumental in getting a forever home for a lady and her dog living in a tent in Newport city centre, by writing letters to MPs and Local Authority;

    Almost £300 donated to Latch to provide care, comfort and hope for the future for children and young people being treated from Cancer and leukemia at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales;

    Donation of £350 to Hope GB.