Integrity is defined as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.” Integrity is about making good choices. It is doing the right things for the right reason. It is about being honest with yourself and honest with others.
Integrity is the foundation for a community where people live and work, study and play as brothers and sisters. Rooted in sound ethical and moral principles and values, integrity requires that we act fairly, honestly, and ethically at all times.
As C.S. Lewis once said, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”
At Saint Patrick Catholic School, we encourage our students to display respect for self, others and property, and to assume responsibility for behavioral choices.
Some of the ways in which we do that include:
- Encourage truthfulness
- Set a good example
- Show love for others
- Teach tolerance
- Encourage empathy
- Demonstrate patience