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Character Education

We teach more than academics. Our Commit to Character program nurtures universal character traits that transcend racial, religious, socio-economic and cultural lines.

Our entire school works together to create a community that is welcoming and inclusive. The 10 character traits below are modeled, taught, expected, celebrated and practiced in our everyday actions.

June's Character Trait is RESPONSIBILITY.


Ideas to Promote Character Education

  • Research the following people to find out what they've done to model responsibility:
    • Jean Vanier
    • Eleanor Roosevelt
    • June Callwood
    • Eddie Aikau 
    • Lloyd Axworthy
    • Margaret Mead
    • David Suzuki
  • Have children write an expository piece about the importance of taking responsibility for one's own actions.
  • Assign your child the task of interviewing a member of staff (i.e. teacher, educational assistant, caretaker, secretary, administrator) with the focus of determining their varied responsibilities.
  • Encourage your child to write a letter about their perception of the responsibilities undertaken by students and staff to ensure that your school is a safe, supportive learning environment.
  • Use one of the quotes below or another that speaks of responsibility and have your child write about: How can you apply (or how have you applied) this quote's message to your life at school, at home or in the community?


"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something." ~ Edward Everett Hale

"The flowers of all of our tomorrows are in the seeds we sow today." ~ Cicero

"What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular." ~ Zen Koan

"If each one sweeps before their own door, the whole street would be clean." ~ Yiddish Proverb

"The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the person."  ~ Roy L. Smith

"The person who is good at making excuses is usually little good for anything else."  ~ Benjamin Franklin