We Strive to be Principled

Nov 18th, 2016

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Learner Profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. The Profile implies a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others, and the world around them.  The Profile consists of 10 attributes.  This week our school focused on the attribute, principled. 

At Annunciation, we strive to be principled. This means we act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of other individuals, groups and communities. We take responsibility for our own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

We understand the importance of academic honesty. We show integrity by giving credit to other’s ideas and words. We are sensitive to different points of view and we responsible with our words and actions. 

Here are some ways parents can help to develop children who are Principled:

  • Encourage your child to think about what it means to be a principled person. Does he/she know a person who is principled?  Share times when you have seen others act with integrity. 
  • Encourage your child to play games fairly and honestly. Talk about what happens when people cheat?
  • Help your child understand the importance of being a gracious winner and a reflective looser.
  • If your child makes a poor decision, take the opportunity to discuss what consequences our actions have on others and the environment. 
  • Talk about academic honesty.

Anne LaLonde Laux
International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator Annunciation Catholic School