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Character Assembly on Integrity and Initiative June 23rd

Our Character Assembly for June and May will be focusing on "Integrity" and "Initiative" 

Throughout the month, our students have been discussing what integrity means to them in the classrooms and with their friends in the school yard. Our students are learning that to have integrity means to be truthful and sincere; to care for the well-being of others by how they treat each other. Displaying integrity is not always easy. It is one of our most difficulty character traits to live by and sometimes it takes years to truly understand what it means.


"Integrity is doing the right thing even if it's difficulty; even when no one is watching." 

Last month we also discussed the meaning of having initiative. Our students reminded us that having initiative means..."doing things that we need to do even without being told."

Such as...
"Doing my homework without being told."
"Cleaning my room without being told."
"Helping a friend without being told."

Having initiative is also knowing how to solve problems ourselves. We teach our children to see a problem, create a plan to solve it, try it out and check back to see if its been solved. If it has not, we need to make a new plan and try again. That's all about having a growth mindset! It's also about responsibility, kindness and compassion....all excellent traits to develop as well. 

                                          

All year and every year we educate and explicitly teach our students such life skills, especially the ten identified YRDSB Character Matters character traits of:

COURAGE

RESPECT
HONESTY
RESPONSIBILITY
FAIRNESS
PERSEVERANCE
EMPATHY
HONESTY
INITIATIVE
INTEGRITY

We thank you for your partnership in reminding our students what it takes to have good character and how important it is for our children to apply such character traits in how they interact with each other and in the way they see themselves. Together, we can persevere to nurture kind, caring, responsible citizens of the world.


We look forward to honouring those students who have displayed the traits of "integrity" and "initiative" at our awards assembly on Friday, June 23 at 11:15 a.m. Parents and guardians are welcome to join us. We thank Mr. Zuker and Ms. Yang's classes for hosting the assembly this month.

Thank you.


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