Character

AMDSB Character Education

We believe, model and practice the following character attributes in all Avon Maitland DSB schools:

Fairness

Treating everyone in a just and accepting manner

HonestyCultivating Character Attributes

Being trustworthy, sincere and truthful

Empathy

Understanding how someone else feels

Respect

Valuing self, others and our world

Courage

Facing the challenge

Integrity

Doing what is right and honourable

Optimism

Choosing to be positive

Compassion

Showing care and consideration

Perseverance

Staying purposeful and committed

Responsibility

Being reliable and accountable

Character attributes are the basis of healthy relationships.

What to do about bullying!

Regardless of the age of your child, you can help by encouraging your child to talk to you about bullying and giving your child the following advice:

  • Walk away from the situation
  • Do not respond – don’t talk back, don’t email back, don’t hit back
  • Tell an adult whom you trust about the situation – a bus driver, teacher, coach, principal
  • Find a friend to be with in places where you do not feel safe.

Bullying is not tolerated in AMDSB schools. If you believe your child is being bullied, contact the school immediately.

For more information about bullying and what you can do to support your child, access the following:

  • The Huron-Perth Bully Prevention website at www.bullyprevention.ca
  • A booklet, “Bullying, We Can All Help Stop It”, is available from the Ontario Ministry of Education to assist parents and students with issues of bullying. Contact AMDSB at 519-527-0111 or 1-800-592-5437 to request a free copy.
  • These are also available on the Ministry of Education website.
  • Kids Help Phone by calling 1-800-668-6868, or visit www.kidshelpphone.ca

The above information was taken directly from the yourschools.ca website.

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