Character Education

Schools, parents and the broader community in the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) are engaged in character development initiatives. Good character needs to be modelled, taught and practiced by all members of the district's learning community. The attributes of character development are universal and transcend socio-economic status, racial, ethno-cultural, linguistic, religious, gender, physical and intellectual ability and other demographic factors.

Character education provides a foundation of respect and positive behaviours upon which anti-bullying programs can thrive.

Character Virtues

The RCDSB upholds the following character virtues:

  • Respect;
  • Responsibility;
  • Honesty;
  • Perseverance;
  • Optimism;
  • Courage; and
  • Initiative.

The Third Path — Relationship-based Learning

The Third Path integrates well-being and academics as a relationship-based approach. As a school community, we focus on the condition/topic of Safety, Regulation, Belonging, Positivity, Engagement, Identity, Mastery and Meaning. The goal of the Third Path is to support the development of young people into healthy and well-rounded individuals who know themselves and are able to meet life's challenges.