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Hon. W. C. Kennedy Collegiate Institute
Character Development
The Greater Essex County District School Board has established a set of character traits that all schools adhere to.

We, the members of the school community believe it is important to be...
- Trustworthy
- Responsible
- Caring
- Respectful
- Self-disciplined
- Diligent
- Fair

Character education is a deliberate effort to cultivate positive personal attributes and civility among students. It is a whole-school effort to create a community in which positive attitudes, values and behaviours are fostered. These qualities are promoted explicitly, modeled, taught, expected, celebrated, and continuously practised in every day actions. In short, character education is the promotion of universally desirable qualities such as respect, responsibility, honesty and integrity.