College – Issue 34

These are the character attributes we believe will enable our College graduates to flourish. Through their College experience, enhanced by our current strategic themes, we will support and guide our students to reflect... The Christ’s College Graduate

Compassion & empathy The action of caring and concern for the suffering andmisfortune of others, and the ability to understand, share and respond to the feelings of others.

Courage & resilience Having themental andmoral strength to venture, persevere,withstand danger and confront fear or difficulty, combined with the ability and capacity to respond positively to setbacks and adapt to changing circumstances.

Enterprise & curiosity A readiness or daring to engage in a project or undertaking that is especially difficult, complicated, or risky, and a strong desire to understand and learn something new.

Confidence & humility Possessing an optimistic perspective and certainty of purpose, balanced by amodest sense of self-importance.

Self-awareness A conscious knowledge of personal character, strengths,weaknesses, abilities, beliefs and emotions.

Personal excellence The ongoing desire of the individual to develop and empower their character, gifts, talents and relationships to the fullest, achieving a harmony in how they think, feel, believe and behave.

Interpersonal skills The ability to communicate or interact positively and

meaningfully with others and to present oneself with appropriate manners and regard.

A disposition to serve A willingness to selflessly help and do work for the benefit of others, the community and the environment.

The capacity to lead and follow

Global and bicultural competence The knowledge, skills and open- mindedness necessary to navigate and engage with today’s interconnected

The ability to influence and initiate by action or example, balanced by the understanding of when to be guided, to conform, to heed or to observe.

world – both in a global and a bicultural NewZealand context.

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