Throughout the history of Kincoppal - Rose Bay, the determination, hope, purpose, belonging and wellbeing have been affected by different gritty moments. Overall, these terribly tough times have created better, stronger people. Without these hardships the school would not be the same today. Some of these gritty moments are WWII, the foundation of the school, the amalgamation and the death of Sister Philomene Tiernan. These times have changed the lives of all those who were involved with the school at those times.
What is 'grit'?
Grit is in its shortest term perseverance and passion for long term goals. Grit is about stamina, and how consistently you are working in a certain direction. Grit is not just bursts of effort, but how consistent your effort is.
What is determination?
Determination is a positive emotional feeling that involves persevering towards a difficult goal, in spite of obstacles. Determination occurs prior to a goal you want to achieve, and serves to motivate behaviour that will help to achieve ones goal.
What is Hope?
Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in ones life or the world at large. Hope is faith that you have within yourself, trusting yourself that your are doing the right things, taking the right path.
What is belonging?
Belonging is knowing who you are, through trials and struggles. To belong you must first know what you want, you have to have confidence, and faith within yourself.
What is purpose?
Purpose is a reason to do things/achieve something. Purpose the reason in which something is done or created, or for which something exists.