At the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year at MSB, we are renewing and doubling our collective effort to instill positive Virtues or Character Traits to “make a difference” in the MSB community.
The students are exploring a key virtue integrated throughout the day and week in all areas of school life, classroom, playgrounds, and specialist subjects. Grades will have a focus Virtue for a month that is discussed with activities to strengthen their understanding and importance, these virtues are reinforced, celebrated, and acknowledged to ensure it is an enduring quality of MSB and the wider community.
Teachers and students are talking about these signature strengths. We invite our families to join the conversation. Your support and focus will further strengthen and consolidate this essential learning in partnership with the school. When our children show leadership, empathy, tolerance, are gentle with their actions and words and understand the importance of community, our connectedness and relationships are improved.
We’re aiming to develop children’s self-management at MSB. This is more than just getting organized for the day. It means encouraging children to make decisions based on “what is right”, to exercise moral and ethical judgment in their day-to-day actions, as is outlined in the personal and social capability of our curriculum.
Students with well-developed social and emotional skills find it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, develop resilience and a sense of self-worth, resolve conflict, engage in teamwork, and feel positive about themselves and the world around them. The development of personal and social capability is a foundation for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), for citizenship, and community building. The counseling and learning support department at MSB, plan interventions that are always inclusive and intentionally stimulate both the IQ and AQ of students.
Learning about Virtues is not separate from the daily learning program; it’s one of the foundation stones and pillars upon which all learning experiences are built.
What virtues are important to you and your family?
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the School Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org