Hastings and Prince Edward
District School Board
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Helping others.


Working and supporting each other.


Respecting and appreciating diversity.


Taking pride in what we do.

A Culture of CareGrowing with Character is our intentional approach to provide learning opportunities that promote social and emotional learning in children.  We do this by modeling, teaching and expecting demonstrations of various character traits, such as: caring, cooperation, honesty, humour, integrity, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness.

Growing with Character is also an intentional focus on creating safe, caring, respectful and inclusive learning environments where students develop foundation for good character.

Equity and Inclusive Education


Parent and Community Engagement

HPEDSB Board Improvement Plan for

Student Achievement

GOAL: Community, Culture

and Caring


Growing with Character

Our students will see themselves as contributing citizens to a caring, safe, respectful and inclusive classroom, school and global community.

Students Voice

Save And Healthy Schools


arrow Character attributes and descriptions (pdf)

arrow Character banner (pdf)

arrow Character Development in Action (pdf)

arrow Finding Common Ground: Character Development in Ontario Schools, K-12 (pdf)

arrow Guide to Character Development (pdf)

arrow Ministry of Education website

arrow Online resources for students, parents and guardians, and educators.



arrow A Culture of Care - Coe Hill School

arrow Inspiring Student Voice and Leadership - Northern School Group

arrow Random Acts of Kindness! - Trenton High School


Eight Character Attributes

    • We demonstrate concern for self and other.  We show empathy and express genuine concerns.  We consider the long term effect of our actions.

    • We work as a team for a common good.  We value the opinions of others and show a willingness to work together towards a common goal.

    • We choose to live truthfully.  We communicate and act in a sincere and respectful way.

    • We celebrate the fun in life. We lighten the emotions of others by interacting in a joyful manner.

    • We do what is right for ourselves and others.  We demonstrate values and ethnics that are good for all.  We speak directly, clearly, and respectfully.

    • We value ourselves, others and our environment.  We give consideration to the thoughts and actions of others.  We treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves, with courtesy and dignity.
    • We have a sense of duty to fulfill commitments.  We take ownership for our own thoughts and actions.  We are reliable and accountable in our words and actions.

    • We can be counted on to do what is right.  We instill confidence in one another through our actions.

Tell me I'm smart!

Positive School Climate



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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved