Character Education

Power, Systems, Interactions 
We all need to co-operate and work together to create the community
we wish to be a part of.

September
Respect      
- “True respect cannot be demanded. It is earned.
(Author Unknown)
- “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” (Gracian)

October
Responsibility          
- “I am responsible for the work I need to do today.” 
(Helen Keller)
- “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects you.” (Henry W. Beecher)

November
Empathy        
- “Be nice and smile at everyone you meet You don’t know what they are going through, and they may need
that smile, and treasure it.” (Christine M. Huppert)
- “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.” (Margaret Mead)

December
Kindness and Caring
- “Don’t wait for people to be kind, show them how.” 
(Author Unknown)
- “One kind word can warm three winter months. (Japanese Proverb)

January
Teamwork
- “Team means Together Everyone Achieves More.
 (Author Unknown)
- “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. (Kenyan Proverb)

Sustainability
Our actions can have a positive or negative impact on society and our environment.
We need to make positive choices.

February
Fairness
- “Hear both side before judging.” 
(H. Jackson Brown)
- “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Ghandi)

March
Honesty
  - “Strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.” 
(William Hazlitt)
  - “Honesty is the best policy.” (Mark Twain)

April
Co-operation
- “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” 
(Alexander Graham Bell)
- “We must live together as brothers or parish together as fools.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

May
Integrity
- “The time is always right to do what is right.” 
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- “There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.” (French Proverb)

June
Perseverance
- “I will not quit as a learner no matter how hard it gets.
 (Ipicurus)
- “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” (Samuel Johnson)

-J. Fraser
 

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