The Sheafe Road School Community believes in the importance of Good Character. Our Character Education initiative is based on the SixPillars of Character which were developed by Character Counts!
CHARACTER COUNTS! was established to promote and teach the SixPillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship, by The Josephson Institute of Ethics — a nonprofit and nonpartisan teaching organization based in Los Angeles, California. It is today the most widely implemented approach to character education, reaching millions of youth through thousands of affiliated schools, agencies and organizations.
Sheafe's program consists of several opportunities to discuss the Pillars of Character with our students; each month has been assigned one of the SixPillars and the staff facilitates lessons aligned with the Pillar of the Month. In addition to the classroom lessons, we start each day with the quote of the week that reminds our students about the importance of Good Character.
We encourage you to discuss each of the SixPillars with your children - the more they hear about good character the more important it will be!
Integrity and Reliable
Think "True Blue"
Treat others with respect
Follow the "Golden Rule"
Be tolerant and accepting of differences
Use good manners
Take responsibility for actions
Persevere: keep trying
Think before you act
Share and be fair
Play by the rules
Listen to others
Don't take advantage of others
Kindness and compassion
Help people in need
Help make the school and community better
Get involved in community affairs
Be a good neighbor
Obey laws and rules
For more information on Character Education, specifically the Six Pillars, visit the following websites: