Character is important – it contributes to human and societal flourishing

Good education is good character education

Character is largely caught through role-modelling and emotional contagion: school culture and ethos are therefore central.

A school culture that enables students to satisfy their needs for positive relationships, competence, and self determination, facilitates the acquisition of good character

Teaching about character provides the rationale, language and tools to use in developing character elsewhere in and out of school

Character should be developed in partnership with parents, employers, and communities

Character education is about fairness and each child has a right to character development

Positive character development empowers students and is liberating

Good character demonstrates a readiness to learn from others

Good character promotes democratic citizenship and autonomous decision making