How can you be a force for good? By taking every opportunity to build up other people – in what we say and what we do. In other words, be an upstander. Live the Xaverian value of compassion like an action verb. This is the challenge we have taken on as a community this year. To be upstanders. To stand for good. In every way and every day.
"Embrace the opportunity to build others up," according Headmaster Hardiman. "Confront and challenge negative comments, slurs or tearing people down. Look at each challenge as an opportunity to grow, learn and see the world in a different way. Begin to see each other as created in the image and likeness of God. Empower each other to be a unique expression of God's love. Embrace a habit of excellence."