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Character Development & Student Leadership

Contributing to the development of minds, character, and values, our leadership opportunities allow students to understand their capacity as leaders and to develop and demonstrate those skills at the various grade levels.  

Peacemakers

Students in our Peacemakers program receive training in peer mediation and conflict resolution and use these skills on recess duty in the primary playground. Younger children can seek out the help of Peacemakers to get help in attempting to solve problems without adult intervention, although teachers are there to step in if needed. Children learn the ways of equity, fairness, and social justice. Children learn that peacemaking starts and ends with discussion.

Student Leadership Program

We believe that every student has the capacity for leadership. Students in every division are offered a variety of opportunities to participate in leadership roles. These include community outreach, being buddies to prospective, new and younger students, learning buddies, game referees, peacemakers, student ambassadors, and peer tutors. Leadership opportunities grow and develop as children move through the grades. Outward Bound, the Shoreline Cleanup, and Right to Play allow our Grade 6 - 8 students to build character outside traditional classroom activities. Our Grade 8 students additionally have the opportunity to choose a specific leadership role:

Assembly Captains Spirit Captains Primary Support Team
House Captains  Athletic Captains Social Captains
Archive Captains Tech Support Captains Intramural Sports Leaders
CISAA Supporters Library Captains Sustainability Captains
Community Service Captains Me to We Captains  

Character Development

Our goal is to graduate well-rounded individuals. As educators, we embrace the understanding that our work moves beyond the academic to include developing skills for personal growth and citizenship. Character development enhances self-actualization, confidence, social and emotional well-being, and ultimately creates productive citizens of the world.

Standing for Character

Montcrest’s Standing for Character initiative helps ensure that our shared values are infused into the curricular and co-curricular programs of our school and are visible in the actions and interactions of all members of our community. Standing for Character intentionally cultivates the development of respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion, and courage in the members of our community, so they may foster a conscious, lifelong commitment to themselves, others, and the Earth.

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