St. Paul’s is a traditional, forward looking school seeking to nurture excellence, aiming to provide a high quality British and Brazilian holistic education, for the academic and personal development of pupils and students, within a framework of a caring community which shares a common set of core values.
St. Paul’s School is well known and respected for the strong values it instills in its learners. Children are encouraged to become independent, open-minded, well rounded individuals who embrace life-long learning and the school seeks to develop in them both the skills and the sense of responsibility to enable them to make a difference to the globalised world in which they live.
Underpinning these statements is a belief that the school should encourage and demand academic rigour; it should sustain a high level of pastoral care, it should provide a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities and nurture a strong sense of community and school spirit. That way all those within the school feel secure, confident and able to develop their interests and talents in a fulfilling way.
We expect staff and pupils to:
- Show respect
- Be honest
- Have integrity
- Be collaborative
- Be thinkers
- Become independent learners
- Develop a sense of self-worth
- Be open-minded
- Be resilient
- Be caring
- We are honest.
- We are gentle.
- We are kind and helpful.
- We listen to people.
- We work hard.
- We look after property.
Code of Honour:
As a Paulean I will strive to be:
Our School Motto is Manibus Potentia Studium Animis “Strength is gained with our hands, but zeal is only acquired through our minds”.
As a British school in Brazil we aim to instill:
- A balanced set of values in pupils, so that by the time they leave the school they recognise and accept their responsibilities to the society in which they live
- A proper appreciation of the customs and traditions of Brazil and Britain and the virtues of cultural diversity.