Character Education

Schools, parents and the broader community in the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) are engaged in character development initiatives. Good character needs to be modelled, taught and practiced by all members of the district's learning community. The attributes of character development are universal and transcend socio-economic status, racial, ethno-cultural, linguistic, religious, gender, physical and intellectual ability and other demographic factors.

Character education provides a foundation of respect and positive behaviours upon which anti-bullying programs can thrive.


Character Virtues

The RCDSB upholds the following character virtues:

  • Respect;
  • Responsibility;
  • Honesty;
  • Perseverance;
  • Optimism;
  • Courage; and
  • Initiative. 


Character Education at BPS

Growth Mindsets and Perseverance

Along the lines of Character Education, Beachburg Public School has decided to focus on developing our Growth Mindsets and follow the theme of Perseverance.  Growth Mindset is a belief that everyone can learn more or become smarter if they work hard and persevere.  Intelligence is not fixed.  We can continually improve in all areas both socially and academically.  Challenges and failures are viewed as opportunities to improve and learn more.  By persevering, we set goals for ourselves and build stamina by not giving up!  Please talk about and help develop these qualities with your child at home!