The late Mary Brennan RSCJ’s deep respect for intellectual values was evident in her scholarship and service. In this article, written in 1994, Mary draws on the insights of Janet Erskine Stuart, Bernard Lonergan and Howard Gardner to reflect on our Sacred Heart commitment to a deep respect for intellectual values.
The following criteria are used to assess the success with which a Sacred Heart school has instilled a deep respect for intellectual values: The School encourages a love of learning. The School encourages staff and students to aspire to personal excellence. The School offers curriculum that is pertinent and challenging – promoting the creative use of the imagination, ethical and aesthetic values as well as reflection, analysis and synthesis. The School nurtures and celebrates the diverse gifts of the students and caters for different learning styles.