The spiritual development of our pupils is central to Kilgraston’s ethos.
We are a member of the worldwide network of Sacred Heart schools. We aim therefore to help each pupil to become a responsible member of society, to recognise their own self-value and capacity to be happy as well as their ability to bring joy to others. We are a Catholic school but warmly welcome pupils from all faiths or none.
We encourage children to grow in wisdom through the experience of formal and informal prayer. In so doing, each pupil can reflect on their personal growth and the significant relationships in their life. Through community service and participation in charitable activities, each pupil can develop their full humanity and discover a sense of completeness and purpose in their life.
Sacred Heart guides and inspires all we do
We express the Kilgraston ethos through and are inspired by the five goals of Sacred Heart.
These values are experienced in many ways within the academic curriculum, the broader curriculum and in school life as a whole. There is a strong tradition at Kilgraston of both teamwork and pupil leadership. We strive to live by these goals and we choose one in particular to focus upon each year.
The Sacred Heart network has in excess of 200 schools across the globe. From 2013, all senior girls have been offered the opportunity to visit another Sacred Heart school overseas for a fortnight as part of an exchange programme. This is an exciting development which offers a uniquely formative experience building friendships and providing the opportunity to experience another culture in a caring and safe environment.
Our Chapel is at the heart of the school
Our school Chapel is located at the heart of the school. It is there the school community congregates for assembly, involving a prayer, a thought for the day and a hymn of thanksgiving.
The Chapel also provides a space for each member of our school community, staff and pupils alike, to take time to reflect, pray and step back from the hustle and bustle of school life. It is also a place where we gather together to celebrate and mark special occasions.