Hastings and Prince Edward
District School Board
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Growing with Character
Eight Character Attributes
Equity and Inclusive Education
Parent and Community Engagement
Safe and Healthy Schools
Student Voice

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Parent & Children


Special Education

Look at How We Are


Parents and Community Engagement

School Councils: through their active participation of the membership, composed primarily of parents, work to improve student achievement and well-being through making recommendations to school principals.

Parent Involvement Committee (PIC): a system-level advisory body to HPEDSB working to support, encourage, and enhance meaningful parent engagement in schools. 

Parents Reaching Out Grants: School Councils can apply for funding to support  school-based projects that help parents/guardians become more engaged in schools.

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC): this is a forum for representatives from provincial parent associations to share ideas, compare strategies and address common concerns related to students with special education needs.

Mental Health Literacy: a Mental Health Leader is providing leadership and coordination within the board and community in the area of school mental health.

Community Partnerships: HPEDSB continues to partner with communities and community organizations that contribute to the well being of every student and to caring and vibrant communities such as Working Together for Kids’ Mental Health Demonstration Project, Lions Club Hearing and Vision Screening, Terry Fox Walk/Run, Special Olympics and other community initiatives.
















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.



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.


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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