Character Education

Schools, parents and the broader community in the Renfrew County District School Board are engaged in character development initiatives. The principles and 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.

All stakeholders share the responsibility to model the attributes of good character. Good character needs to be modelled, taught and practiced by all members of our learning community.

We honour best practice initiatives, programs and activities that contribute to character development. 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.

Opeongo High School has a specific focus on respect, responsibility, caring and perseverance.