By the end of his/her education in Notre Dame School, each student will have developed those values that not only enrich his/her personality but which will help bring about a change in the present set – up of society where there will be equality and justice for all. There-fore, the following values are considered to be of prime importance.
- SPIRITUAL VALUES:-
- A deep inter-relationship with God that permeates his/her daily life and his/her contact with others.
- Personal and group prayer to God whom he/she considers to be his /her loving Father.
- Acceptance of and respect for all religions.
- Deepening and broadening of his/her religious convictions.
- A SENSE OF COMMUNITY:-
- Realizing that he/she belongs to a country that is rich in cultural heritage, he/she develops patriotism and pride in India.
- As part of the school family he / she especially develops awareness of the needs of others and responds both to their spoken and unspoken wishes / demands by generously giving of his/her time, talents, and service.
- He/she inculcates in himself/herself those social values which are a genuine response to others: responsibility, courtesy, honesty, punctuality, loyalty, obedience, generosity and deligence.
- He/she integrates himself/herself readily with others of various social, religious, cultural and economic back grounds.
- As a citizen of the world, he/she takes a keen interest in what is happening in other countries and easily discusses and empathizes with the social and economic situations prevalent in them.
- CONSCIENTISATION TOWARDS JUSTICE AND EQUALITY:-
Every Notre Dame student must be imbued with the fact that he/she is living in a very unjust society and that he/she must do all within his/her power to bring about a radical change in the present structures. Therefore he/she must develop:
- A genuine love for the poor and needy. He/she must programme regular sessions during the week in which he/she has some positive contact and communication with the poor, the illiterate, the needy, and the suffering.
- A loving concern for different types of oppressions suffered by women, minorities, underpaid labourers, and weaker sections of the society.
- Proficient speaking and writing ability so that he/she can use his her talents as a platform to speak and write against any injustices and oppressions suffered by others, applauding others’ achievements whenever possible.
- A willingness to involve himself/herself in programmes, projects, camps, workshops etc. in which he/she will be actively involved in helping the financially poor or deprived sections and marginalized people.
- ACADEMIC VALUES:-
- Acquisition of knowledge and sharpening of his/her memory, speed and accuracy.
- Acquisition of the following skills :
Observing, recording, quoting, illustrating, demonstrating, analyzing, outlining, summarizing, integrating, evaluating, and criticizing.
- Power of expressions through speaking, writing, and acting : debates, dramatics, elocution, extemporaneous speeches, dances, music, creative writing, and artistic expression,
- An-on-going quest for knowledge that will last throughout his/her life.
- An inner discernment which guides him/her to choose the correct values even when there is an opposition between home and school training or between society and school.
- Physical exercises, sports, and athletic skills which help him/her develop a sound mind in a sound body.