Academics
Primary & Lower School

Character Education

Viewpoint’s character education program plants seeds of enthusiasm for building positive relationships, understanding the value of our presence in the world and seeing ourselves as active, responsible participants in our families, school and community. The curriculumoffers a variety of opportunities to teach and reinforce virtues such as friendship, responsibility, compassion, and tolerance.

In Primary School, the character education program includes class discussions, books, and projects that help children to identify those values that best define a moral society. “Stretch” the giraffe is the Primary School character mascot. “Stretch” recognizes and rewards students and classes who exhibit admirable character.

In Lower School, stories and skits demonstrate thought processes and actions that promote specified values. Discussions and stickers reinforce acts of kindness and character. Each month, a different character trait is presented in the classroom and at assembly to encourage students to realize the benefit and value of an ethical and moral life.

MONTHLY CHARACTER TRAITS

September—Friendship
October—Responsibility
November—Respect
December—Compassion
January—Tolerance
February—Honesty
March—Courage
April—Respect for Environment
May—Loyalty
June—Family