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CHARACTER EDUCATION IN ACTION

CHARACTER EDUCATION IN ACTION

There are universal attributes that schools and communities value. Character education is the deliberate, coordinated effort to nurture these attributes and use them as a standard against which we hold ourselves accountable.

These attributes are key aspects of school life. They bind us together and form the basis of our relationships and contribute to responsible, ethical citizenship. They are a foundation for excellence, equity and inclusive education that are essential to achieve our vision of a CIS school community that is respectful, safe, caring and inclusive.

At CIS the Character Education in Action program focuses on 10 attributes to be put in action, one per month. Each attribute is explored through a variety of classroom curriculum activities that are age and grade appropriate and culturally sensitive. All teachers address these traits through student written work and posters, book read-a-louds, classroom experiences, bulletin boards, journals, school fundraisers and social justice activities and student assemblies.

August

PEACEMAKING

September

RESPECT

October

RESPONSIBILITY

November

PERSEVERANCE

December

CARING

January

OPTIMISM

February

INTEGRITY

March

COURAGE

April

COOPERATION

May

GRATITUDE

June

PEACEMAKING

At CIS we envision an inclusive international school community where:

  • All students, parents, teacher and other members of the school community are welcomed and respected.
  • Every student is supported and inspired to succeed in a culture of high expectations for learning.

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PEACEMAKING

We make the choice to calmly resolve conflicts and to practice actions that create an environment of acceptance and unity.

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RESPECT

We show positive regard for and acceptance of others’ thoughts, opinions and feelings. We are inclusive and fair in our treatment of others.

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RESPONSIBILITY

We demonstrate self-discipline, self-control, reliability and are accountable for our choices, words and actions. We take care of others and our environment. 

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PERSEVERANCE

We demonstrate the effort and determination to compete a task to the best of our ability and to stick to that task even when it is difficult.

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CARING

We show kindness, compassion, empathy, and friendship towards others.

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OPTIMISM

We have a positive attitude, the resiliency to bounce back from adversity, and hope for the future. We do our part to make the world a better place.

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INTEGRITY

We are honest, trustworthy and genuine in that our actions match our words. 

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COURAGE

We have the strength and ability to face challenges even when it might be difficult or unpopular. We take initiative in that we act without being prompted by others. 

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COOPERATION

We work together as a team to achieve a common goal or purpose.

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GRATITUDE

We demonstrate a thankful and appreciative attitude, and focus on the ways in which we are fortunate.

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