Character Education

Virtues at the Junior School

At the SMUS Junior School, students develop personal character through the Virtues program.

Virtues are how we engage students to think about how their behaviour impacts others.

Students master important skills such as conflict resolution and co-operation. The program teaches students social skills and attributes that will serve them throughout their lives.

The Junior School virtues are:

  • assertiveness
  • caring
  • cleanliness
  • commitment
  • compassion
  • confidence
  • consideration
  • cooperation
  • courage
  • courtesy
  • creativity
  • detachment
  • determination
  • diligence
  • enthusiasm
  • excellence
  • flexibility
  • forgiveness
  • friendliness
  • generosity
  • gentleness
  • helpfulness
  • honesty
  • honor
  • humility
  • idealism
  • integrity
  • joyfulness
  • justice
  • kindness
  • love
  • loyalty
  • moderation
  • modesty
  • orderliness
  • patience
  • peacefulness
  • perseverance
  • purposefulness
  • reliability
  • respect
  • responsibility
  • self-discipline
  • service
  • tact
  • thankfulness
  • tolerance
  • trust
  • trustworthiness
  • truthfulness
  • understanding
  • unity