Commit to Character: Responsibility

The SCDSB’s 10 values are a key part of our commitment to character education. We refer to our values as our character attributes. Each month our schools recognize and celebrate a different attribute. This month on the blog, we are highlighting ‘responsibility’.

Responsibility: We are accountable for our actions, and we follow through on commitments


Some examples of how we can show responsibility are:

  • completing chores/homework on time
  • following through on what you say you are going to do
  • taking responsibility for your mistakes
  • taking care of your belongings
  • if you borrow something, return it
  • always do your best
  • making smart choices (ex. eating healthy, wearing a helmet when riding a bike)

Some ways that students in our schools learn about and develop responsibility include:

  • discussing what responsibility looks like, feels like and sounds like
  • presenting an issue to the class and have them work together to design a plan that a responsible person or group could implement for a positive result

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something.” – Edward Everett Hale

Learn more about character education in the SCDSB. 

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