Growing with Character

Growing with CharacterGrowing with Character (GWC) 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.

Eight Character Attributes

Caring Cooperation Honesty Humour
We demonstrate concern for self and others. 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.
Integrity Respect Reponsibility Trustworthiness
We do what is right for ourselves and others. We demonstrate values and ethics 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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Last updated: February 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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