SCHOOLS CURRENTLY PARTICIPATING
Grenoble Public School – Flemingdon Park
Gateway Public School – Flemingdon Park
Roywood Public School – York Mills/Victoria Park
Rene Gordon Health and Wellness Academy – York Mills/Graydon Hall
Sloane Public School – Eglinton/Sloane Ave
Norman Ingram Public School – Don Mills/Lawrence
Cassandra Public School – Victoria Park/Cassandra
Winston Churchill Public School – Kingston
Bayridge Public School – Kingston
RG Sinclair Public School – Kingston
Perth Road Public School – Kingston
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WHAT KEY STAKEHOLDERS SAY ABOUT THE QUAZAR PROGRAM
Quote from a Principal of a TDSB Public School:
In today’s world, raising and educating children who will become the social drivers of tomorrow very much requires that we promote in them the desire to live in a way which brings out the best in them and those around them. Being able to enjoy positive and rewarding interpersonal relationships, based on a strong set of character principles, will dictate our children’s future success in a technology and information-rich environment which will demand a high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to collaborate effectively with others.
The Build Character, Build Success program initiates and develops an understanding and appreciation for each of the ten key character traits within the program. Students are engaged by the videos, drawn further in by the peer nominations, and become committed to these attributes through the positive reinforcement/reward of praise/acknowledgement in assemblies, on posters, and in organizing, leading, and participating in the inclusive recesses. A key part of delivering the program is for school staff to reinforce with all students that each and every one of them is capable of being a Character Champion, and that these character traits are probably already a part of who they are.
Possibly the most important factor of the entire program, aside from the awareness piece of teaching students about the character traits, is the peer recognition through nominations. Students are actively involved in “catching” peers behaving well and representing the trait. The positive, affirmative nature of this process is SO rewarding–who doesn’t like being recognized for being good? The Character Champion posters are tangible and visible (every teacher has a “Wall of Fame” or “Door of Fame” in their room, and students take smaller versions home to proudly display to their families) motivators and reminders of good role models in each class. The recesses themselves are key in building a sense not only of fun, but also of inclusion, as all levels of students are involved simultaneously.Brian Fong
Quotes from Teachers:
We are deeply appreciative of this program!
We appreciate the program very much and the flexibility it offers to our busy school climate. Thank you.
Quotes from Students:
I love the recesses – we get to play cool games together.Roywood Student
I was the Integrity Champion – I didn’t know what integrity was before, but I do now!Roywood Student
I didn’t think I was going to be an Honesty champion, but I’m happy because I always tell the truth.Roywood Student
The videos are funny.
I like Quazar!