The Core Competency of Social Responsibility
Helping our students to build more personal connections with both students and adults in the school, and to develop a stronger internal motivation and understanding of our HEART Matrix.
We asked all our students to reflect on our current social responsiblity program and provide us with some insight regarding how they and others are treated at school. We learned that our current HEART program relates well with our primary students and although our intermediate students understand the concept of the HEART program, many feel that some intermediate students are unable or unwilling to demonstrate HEART behavior when a teacher or adult is not in the near vicinity. We also learned that new students find it hard to break in pre-established groupings of friends. We have more than a thousand pages of written feedback from students at Ferris.