Resources for your class
The New Zealand Foundation for Character Education provides a range of teaching resources based on the New Zealand Curriculum. The following resources support the teaching of the eight ĎCornerstone Valuesí for both primary and secondary schools:
- Photocopyable resource books. Linked to the NZ curriculum and packed with classroom ideas for all ages this book will find immediate uses in your school! Responsibility, Respect and Kindness are available ($39.95 each).
- Classroom Posters. Each set of 12 posters are a modern and colourful reminder of good character in action ($30.00 for a set).
- Passport to Character. Present your school leavers with a pocketsize version of all our Character Education posters ($2.00 each).
All resources can be ordered at www.cornerstonevalues.org/store
National Schools of Character Awards
The National Schools of Character Awards are the recognition of significant achievement in developing a responsible and respectful school culture.
The winners of the 2012 awards will be schools and colleges that are able to demonstrate outstanding character education initiatives that yield positive results for student behaviour, citizenship, school culture and academic achievement. Nomination is easy. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with no more than 700 words telling us about the results of character education in your school.
Award winners will each receive a prize of $1,000.00 and be invited as special guests at our CHARACTER COUNTS! dinner.
|Nominations Open||30th July 2012|
|Nominations Close||14 September 2012|
|Awards Dinner (Wellington)||26 October 2012|
Enquiries to email@example.com
Character Counts! Accord
Hereís your opportunity to ask your community to agree that CHARACTER COUNTS!
Weíve produced an ďAccordĒ that anyone can sign to affirm the importance of universal values such as respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion.
In addition to encouraging teachers, students, parents and community leaders to sign the CHARACTER COUNTS! Accord, schools will find innovative ways to use this simple document. Have a signing ceremony at a school assembly, create a wall of signatures for students or ask school visitors to sign your CHARACTER COUNTS! Accord.
ldeas for your class
- Choose to show responsibility for your environment! Take some rubbish bags to a public space and tidy it for others to enjoy.
- Choose to show responsibility by organising games for younger students at break times.
- Nominate a Ďgood sortí - someone who you have noticed has shown responsibility. Display the personís name and the reason for the nomination in a public area.
- Create a Helping Hands mural. Have your students draw a tracing of a hand and write inside it about how they will help one person during CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. Post all the hands on a wall to create a mural.
- Organise a Responsibility race. How many ways can you show responsibility in one week - keep a log.
- Choose to show responsibility by doing tasks around the school without being asked. Write everyoneís acts of responsibility on post-it notes and display on a big ĎRí in your classroom.