Our School

Character and Life Skills

Our teachers will be privileged to spend a great amount of time with your child during the years that will help to form their character and build the foundation for their adult lives. During those years our school will seek to provide an environment that protects your child from many of the most destructive influences of our society and allow you as their parent to decide the appropriate time to expose them to the existence of ideas and behaviors that are inconsistent with your value-sets.

Our goal is that all students will have a strong sense of themselves as ‘moral agents’ in society, with clear ideas about what matters, a sense of their own growth and change over time and their own unique identity and responsibility.

While 21C is a secular school, if a student comes from a faith background, we will seek to reinforce their formation by modelling and imparting inherent, universal core moral standards:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Kindness
  • Care
  • Love
  • Honesty
  • Truthfulness
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Being positive
  • Self respect
  • Responsibility

As we consider the characteristics of a 21C graduate, we would apply the following descriptors:

  • Hardworking
  • Responsible
  • Confident
  • Innovative
  • Keeping deadlines
  • Punctual
  • Resolute
  • Resourceful
  • An independent-learner
  • Organized
  • Respectful
  • Willing to learn
  • Honest
  • Polite
  • Friendly
  • Loyal
  • Tolerant
  • Open-minded
  • Balances work / family life
  • True to their faith

21C graduates will enter high school as confident, self-directed learners able to function comfortably and successfully with a variety of teachers, pedagogies and peers.

The environment at 21C schools will be carefully monitored to create a culture of inclusion but it is unrealistic to assume that there will be no incidents of unkindness or even bullying from time to time. To take a proactive stand on this issue, we will be operating a Chapter of the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, an anti-bullying program designed to foster an environment of respect, kindness, and human decency within the school.