Character Education Program
Rockrimmon Elementary School is an authorized International Baccalaureate
Primary Years Program (IBPYP) and our character education curriculum encompasses
the Learner Profile is comprised of a number of attributes, which we believe enable all
of our students to become successful and contributing citizens. IBPYP students are
Inquirers, Thinkers, Communicators, Risk-Takers, Knowledgeable, Principled, Caring,
Open-Minded, Well-Balanced, and Reflective. The Profile is supported by the Student
Attitudes, which promote Appreciation, Commitment, Confidence, Cooperation,
Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Respect, and
The Learner Profile and Attitudes are reinforced daily in every classroom through
a variety of activities including the use of children’s literature which exemplifies these attributes, writing about how one’s self or others have displayed the attributes or what attributes are displayed by historical figures who are being studied. Teachers use the language of the Profile and Attitudes to reinforce behavior expectations, so the attributes have become a common language across the school. Additionally, each
grade level focuses on specific attributes and students reflect on their progress in those areas.
The Student Profile and Attitudes are also taught more formally through the
classroom counseling program. Our school counselor teaches lessons for all grade
levels that include instruction in Drug Awareness and Refusal Skills, Life Skills, BullyProofing, RULER (emotional intelligence), and Conflict Resolution. Instruction given is grade level specific and appropriate.