Character Education Program

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 Tolerance.

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.