Students at Jarvis are growing character and excellence one leaf at a time. Read more about how students are learning about character development through a fun activity this month.
School-wide, students are demonstrating a number of good character attributes for the Character Education program. When a student shows any form of respect, responsibility, courage, empathy, ambition, citizenship, honesty, sportsmanship or tolerance, staff will put the student’s name on a coloured leaf for the Character Tree.
“Putting an emphasis on the good that students accomplish highlights a positive atmosphere that exists in the school,” said Jarvis Principal George Nurse.
Leaves are later attached to the tree and will continue to grow as students demonstrate good character among themselves within the school environment. Good character behavior includes demonstrating kindness, care or thoughtfulness to a peer, or being honest, sincere, trustworthy and reliable.
With each leaf, students are entered in a monthly draw for a chance to win prizes at the citizenship assembly. Participating students are also eligible to win a tablet or iPod touch in the culminating citizenship assembly in June.
“We are living up to the desire of Martin Luther King Jr. when he stated, ‘Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education’,” said Nurse.
“Growing good character and developing quality citizens, the Jarvis Jets are flying high.”