Principal Anne Atkin Bulletin, January 17, 2021

DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON- How can we recognize and value the gifts of others?

“Our God-given dignity as human persons with human rights comes from having been created by God and being capable of knowing, loving and glorifying God, unlike all other earthly creatures.”

The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Fundamental Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

Each person is created in the image of God. The inherent dignity of the human person which comes from God, and the right to have that dignity respected from conception to natural death, is at the core of all moral and social teachings which are rooted in scripture and the teachings and traditions of our Catholic faith.

How can we recognize and value the gifts of others? This class exercise or group ice breaker is a great resource for teaching how to look at our brothers and sisters in Christ. How to truly see and how we want to be seen. We want to be seen for the soul we are creating and not just what appears on the surface.

Students must first take a look at how their thoughts and experiences make them unique. We are made of love, meant to love and meant to be loved. So we practice loving ourselves and then, as we share this poem, we can see the beauty in each of us.


I am (name)

I am (2 special characteristics you have)

I love (people you appreciate)

I believe (something you put faith in or think is true)

I feel (a feeling you have often)

I dislike (something you do not approve of)

I appreciate (something you are thankful for)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)


I am (2 more characteristics you have)

I do (things you do for others)

I wonder (something of curiosity)

I worry (something that bothers you)

I cry (something that makes you sad)

I wish (something you wish would come true)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)


I am (2 things you are good at)

I understand (something that is true)

I dream (something you dream about)

I would like (an actual desire)

I try (something you really make an effort about)

I hope (something you hope for)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

God Bless,
Anne Atkin, principal
Sacred Heart School
Students are balanced: confident of mind, academics and Catholic Faith. Serving the Community. Teaching our students to live and model the Catholic faith. Reflecting the unconditional love of Jesus. Remaining structured with the purpose of graduating students who are prepared to persevere.


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