As a “Leader in Me School”, we teach students the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. We believe in building a caring community where all people are valued, supported, encouraged and respected. We also believe in recognizing and celebrating the unique gifts each person brings to our school. Our school staff strive to support the development of your child‟s skills and talents as well as the character virtues valued by our society. Through academic, artistic, athletic and social pursuits, our students will become the very best they can be now and in the future.
Character education is intentionally taught in every class. Our school climate is based on the development of positive character values. Development of moral integrity in every student is the expected outcome. The three pillars that frame the Glamorgan School Traditional Learning Centre are:
- Take care of yourself
- Take care of others
- Take care of our place
We have adopted the “Leader in Me” program, which teaches The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People as created by Stephen Covey.
The Seven Habits
- Be proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think win-win
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Sharpen the saw
CBE guidelines for homework are as follows.
- Division I up to 10 minutes per night.
- Division II up to 20 minutes per night.
- Division III up to 60 minutes per night.
Homework should be personalized to the individual student‟s needs. Homework is designed to reinforce skills and concepts from the classroom instruction and provide the necessary rehearsal needed to master the skill and build self-confidence.
In Division II and III, homework assignments should be engaging, open-ended, inquiry based, provide opportunities for higher order thinking, problem solving and critical reflection. Teacher preference and discretion are the deciding factors. See more on our Academic Guidelines page.