According to the Board of Trustees’ Policy - Ends
Each student will possess the character to do what is right, act morally with wisdom, and balance individual concerns with the rights and needs of others.
At Rosedale the ultimate goal is for every student to be a self-directed learner and to make good choices.
- To develop responsible citizens
- To protect the rights of everyone and ensure a safe and caring learning environment
- To develop in each student the capacity for self-control
- To develop in each student the capacity for objective decision-making based on analysis of alternative courses of action and the consequences of those alternatives.
We recognize and encourage outstanding service, effort, citizenship and achievement by following a tradition of formal awards. In addition to awards for academic achievement we give the ‘Student of the Month’ and ‘Citizenship’ Awards on a monthly basis during our sharing assemblies.
- Citizenship Award: Given to one student per classroom on a monthly basis for demonstrating the qualities of excellence in citizenship such as respect, integrity and responsibility.
- Student of the Month: Given to one student per classroom on a monthly basis who has improved in one or more areas in academics, behavior, attendance, etc.
CHARACTER EDUCATION AT ROSEDALE
At Rosedale character education is an integral part of the health curriculum. We focus on three character traits: responsibility, respect and reliability. These three traits are called: Rosedale’s 3Rs. These traits are illustrated and reinforced during regular class meetings where students have the opportunity to discuss behaviors they have observed that sometimes do not meet the criteria of Rosedale’s 3Rs. The guided conversation endeavors to enable students to clearly define how the behaviours can be changed to meet the criteria of Rosedale’s 3 Rs.