• Halifax Discovery/Character Education Process



    Common Language


    Consistently and Pervasively, use key words and principles in our interactions.



    Key Words and Principles:


    Destiny - Each of us is gifted with a unique potential that defines a destiny.

    Concern - for others

    Humility - We trust in a power and purpose beyond ourselves.

    Courage - to accept and face new challenges

    Conscience - We achieve our best by an inner sense of right and wrong.

    Curiosity - to explore life and learning

    Truth - Fact and reality is our primary guide.

    Leadership - in making the school and community a better place

    Brother’s Keeper - We help others achieve their best.

    Integrity - to be truly themselves while acting in sound moral character

    Respect - for the environment, others, and ourselves

    Responsibility - and accountability for our actions

     Common Phrases:


    • Is this Your Best?
    • Truth is our Primary Guide.
    • Are you following the Golden Rule?
    • Are you being a Brother’s Keeper?
    • Are you being a Leader?
    • What is your Conscience telling you?
    • Our actions affect others!
    • You can’t control other people, but you can control yourself.
    • We need to “Clear the Decks” to deal with issues.
    • What is discussed in the Discovery Room – STAYS in the Discovery Room.  (This is true to a large extent to protect the feelings of those involved; however, there are important exceptions such as when a person is threatening harm to himself or another.)
    • Leave a place better than you found it.
    • Are you part of the solution, or part of the problem?
    • It is natural to feel “fear or anger,” but it is better to respond through compassion or concern?”
    • Will my words or actions make the situation better or worse?
    • We all have a purpose in life.  When we are “on purpose,” our words and actions make the world a better place.