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Character Education


FRONTIER SCHOOL DIVISION RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my honour and pleasure to inform you of an award recently bestowed upon Frontier School Division. On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 representatives of the Canadian Red Cross Society presented the Division with the Humanitarian Service Award. The award was presented by Ms. Phyllis Wiscombe, Manitoba President of the Canadian Red Cross.

This national award recognizes the exemplary work of the Division, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross Society, for our RespectEd Program. In particular, the award recognizes Frontier School Division “for its commitment to the RespectEd Prevention Educator Partnership and its success in facilitating training in rural and remote northern communities in Manitoba.”

This beautiful plaque describes the accomplishments of our staff members and the Division. Additional information on the award will be provided to school committee delegates at the upcoming Annual School Committee Conference.

Please join the Board of Trustees in celebrating this award and the great work of our staff.

Thank you.

Linda Ballantyne, Chairperson
Frontier School Board of Trustees


“Character Makes a Difference”

Character Education is “a commitment to personal, interpersonal, and citizenship development”. Charting the Future—A Strategic Plan for Frontier School Division outlines specific goals and provides clear direction to staff for implementation. This plan speaks to key themes of human and social accountability, public accountability, and provides long-range planning to ensure student and staff success. One of the goals outlined in this strategic plan is character education. Character education is the deliberate development of certain human or individual attributes or qualities in children so that they will become healthy, contributing members of society.

The character education program includes specific outcomes for both students and staff for positive behaviour; safe, caring and orderly schools, and healthy lifestyles for schools and communities. A number of resources and tools are available for use by schools and offices to help develop and implement character education initiatives. 


Divisional Programming:

  • Second Step Program

  • Code of Conduct

  • Divisional attributes “Respect and Empathy”

  • Healthy Foods Policy


School Area Programming:

  • RespectEd

  • Roots of Empathy

  • Virtues

  • Seven Sacred Teachings

  • F&ST Program (Families and Schools Together)

  • DARE Program (RCMP programming)

  • Elders

  • FISH (Feelings, Issues, Solutions, Heart work) program

  • Lighthouse

  • Asset building

  • Anti-bullying

  • PARTY Program (Prevent Alcohol Related Trauma in Youth)

  • Woven Word

  • Peer mentoring

  • UNICEF

  • Habits of Character

  • School Family

  • Voices and Choices Program

  • The STARS Program (Steps to Achieving Real Life Skills)

  • Get Involved School-initiated Credit

  • Attribute Posters

  • Cooperative Learning

  • Curriculum integration

  • Student Leadership

  • Frontier Games

  • Work Education

  • Encounters with Canada program

  • Human Rights Conference

  • Blueprint for Life School-initiated Credit

  • Heritage Fairs

  • Science Olympics

  • Career Days and Career X Days

  • Tool Kits—School Climate, and Community Dialogue

  • Welcome back to the reason you became a teacher

  • Who Moved my Cheese—A Change Program

  • Safe Schools Manitoba Workshops

  • Area workshops

  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention


Community Partnering

The Division recognizes the importance and necessity of support from people at school, at home, and in the community. Schools have reached out to a number of organizations for this support including:

  • Community round tables

  • R.C.M.P.

  • Community Councils/Band Councils

  • Regional Health Authorities

  • Aboriginal and Northern Affairs

  • Newsletters, Invitations

  • Workshops (parents, school committees, businesses)

  • Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth