Character Education

Schools, parents and the broader community in the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) are engaged in character development initiatives. Good character needs to be modelled, taught and practiced by all members of the district's learning community. The attributes of character development are universal and transcend socio-economic status, racial, ethno-cultural, linguistic, religious, gender, physical and intellectual ability and other demographic factors.

Character education provides a foundation of respect and positive behaviours upon which anti-bullying programs can thrive.

Character Virtues

The RCDSB upholds the following character virtues:

  • Respect;
  • Responsibility;
  • Honesty;
  • Perseverance;
  • Optimism;
  • Courage; and
  • Initiative.
  • Caring

 Our mission statement is

The Walter Zadow Public School community includes students, staff and parents working together to provide a learning environment respectful of the learning needs of all students in and outside of the classroom. As a community, we believe in creating a school that strives to build life long learners and citizens of good character. Our community is committed to everyone's right to feel safe at school, in all respects. Student learning at Walter Zadow is meaningful, engaging, and gives all students the opportunity to be the best they can be.