Virtues and Strengths

Virtues and Strengths

As an extension of our values, Swan Christian College teach virtues and strengths as a part of individual wellbeing.

Wisdom and Knowledge

  • Curiosity/Interest in the world
  • Love of learning
  • Judgement/Critical thinking/Open-mindedness
  • Social/Personal/Emotional intelligence
  • Perspective

Courage

  • Valour and bravery
  • Perseverance/Industrious/Diligence
  • Integrity/Genuineness/Honesty

Love

  • Kindness and generosity
  • Respect
  • Loving and allowing oneself to be loved

Justice

  • Citizenship/Teamwork/Loyalty
  • Fairness and equality
  • Leadership

Temperance

  • Forgiveness and Mercy
  • Self control
  • Prudence/Discretion/Caution
  • Humility and modesty

Transcendence

  • Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
  • Gratitude
  • Hope/Optimism/Future-mindedness
  • Spirituality/Sense of purpose/Faith
  • Playfulness and Humour
  • Zest/Passion/Enthusiasm
(Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, 2004)