Though character development is very much a part of being and learning in the
Lambton Kent District School Board, a key objective to be reached this year is
the identification of a set of character attributes that will serve as the
hallmarks for our work going forward. It is our intent that these attributes be
identified through a process of family, school, and community consultation. It
is through this process that we will find common ground on the qualities which
our schools will foster through both systematic and intentional practices.
Character development is about community development. We want students to
develop self discipline and the personal management skills that will make their
workplaces, communities, and lives the best that they can be.
Because we care about our youth and the future well-being of our communities,
we all share the responsibility to model the universal attributes upon which we
find common ground.
"It is the repeated practice of working with and connecting supportively to
others that moves a young person from an isolated focus on "me" to an altruistic
concern for others and society." - TRIBES
These attributes reflect characteristics found in Tribes and the Seven
We are active and responsible members of our community.
We value the opinions of others as we work together for a common purpose.
We face challenges directly and we do the right thing even when it may be
We strive to understand how others are feeling, and to see things from their
We are trustworthy, sincere, and truthful.
We work to build a community where everyone feels included, and where
differences and diversity are honoured.
We do what is right and honourable. What we say matches what we do.
We face obstacles with perseverance and a strong belief in ourselves.
We treat ourselves, others, and our world with high regard and dignity.
We are reliable and accountable, and we keep our commitments.