Natalie Maurice - Principal

Dorset Elementary School
Baie D'Urfé, QC

The Virtues Project ™



Mme Choinière, Community and Spiritual Care Animator (CASCA), and the Dorset educational team, continue The Virtues Project TM this year, the purpose of which is to teach our students the concrete details of how to practice the virtues every day through their words and actions. We do this with weekly intercom Virtue Buddy readings, class visits and discussions, and assemblies on each one of the virtues. This year, we will concentrate on Cleanliness, Respect, Love, Trustworthiness and Integrity.

Mme Linda Choinière continues to create and facilitate activities that encourage our students to ask questions, define terms and pay attention to the importance their words and actions have throughout their daily interactions with others. The Virtues Project “Is based on the simple wisdom of the world’s diverse cultures and religions about living by the best within us—courage, honour, justice, kindness and all of our innate virtues” (p. xxi). The program emphasizes the difference between virtues versus values by defining virtues as unchanging across time and space, while values are changing and dependent on time and location. Specifically approaching the importance of virtues, the students learn to be more mindful citizens. Through the Virtues Project, Mme Linda Choinière seeks to help students find all that is good and beautiful in the world while nurturing students to be happy, kind and respectful to others.




May - June 2019
March - April 2019
January - February 2019
November - December 2018
September - October 2018

* Under governmental guidelines the CASCA brings activities to our school that may include a humanitarian, spiritual, interfaith or religious focus. This non-confessional school service helps to facilitate students as they search for meaning in the world around them, develop their social conscience, participate in community involvement and may address needs with regard to individual students own religious affiliation. Most specifically the cross-curricular approach strives to encourage students to develop their own visions of life and social conscience in an unbiased and unpressured environment.

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