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Character Values

Mouat's Core Values were established over a 2-month process in spring 2011 including staff and student forums. 


Self-discipline, courtesy and upholding the dignity of others are qualities that define respectful people.
How it can look when put into action.

  • Being patient
  • Caring for yourself.
  • Standing up for what you believe is right.
  • Saying please, thank you and excuse me; showing good manners
  • Showing good sportsmanship.
  • Allowing others to go first.
  • Following school code of conduct.
  • Considering the safety and well being of others.
  • Showing appreciation for the opportunities and privileges you are offered.


Taking responsibility means being accountable for your actions, your words and your obligations.
How it can look when put into action.

  • Attending regularly and being on time. 
  • Paying your debts.
  • Admitting mistakes and making amends.
  • Setting and pursuing goals; taking initiative for self-improvement Working diligently.
  • Communicating clearly and honestly; listening carefully.
  • Showing courage.
  • Being persistent.


Integrity is a commitment to honesty that is clear because actions are consistent with stated beliefs or promises. Honest, truthful, trustworthy people have integrity.

​​How it can look when put into action.

  • Doing the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Telling the truth.
  • Producing work that is honest and sincere.
  • Keeping confidences.
  • Keeping promises and commitments.
  • Communicating honestly, openly and respectfully.


Caring is both an action and a state of mind that demonstrates kindness and sensitivity to others.
How it can look when put into action.

  • Paying it forward
  • Being sensitive to other people’s points of view Sharing.
  • Listening.
  • Volunteering to help.
  • Being generous.
  • Encouraging others.
  • Protecting vulnerable members of the community.


Having awareness means being informed about school, community and global issues, identifying with the needs of others, and considering all points of view.
How it can look when put into action.

  • Learning about other cultures.
  • Including everyone.
  • Seeking fairness.
  • Having self-control.
  • Volunteering to help.
  • Sharing.
  • Showing gratitude.
  • Finding your passion.
  • Taking initiative.


Teamwork is working collaboratively and cooperatively to attain a shared goal.
How it can look when put into action.

  • Participating in class and school activities. 
  • Challenging yourself.
  • Supporting and encouraging others.
  • Considering how to accommodate the needs of others.
  • Providing leadership.
  • Being willing to follow.