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Virtues boost for schools

Thursday August 24, 2017 Written by Published in Local

Over the past two weeks Judy Dixon, a former principal of Frankton School in New Zealand, has been working with the Ministry of Education providing refresher training for principals and teachers on the Virtues project, an internationally-acclaimed character education programme.  


All schools in the Cook Islands are familiar with the programme which is now established in 120 countries worldwide.

Jolene Bosanquet who runs Virtues Cook Islands said many people had met Dixon on previous visits and loved her relaxed style of sharing her first-hand knowledge. 

On this visit she has also worked with teacher aides and early childhood teachers.

Dixon said if four and five-year-olds could master the Virtues words, then everyone could.

“Character education complements and supports academic achievements. Quite simply, by feeling confident, creative and enthusiastic, with courage and excellence, the student excels.

Dixon will be give a presentation on Virtues in our Communities at Coastal Kitchen in Tupapa today from 4.30pm-6.00pm.

The mission of the Virtues Project is to provide empowering strategies that inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life in our schools, in our communities, in our workplace and on the sports fields.

The presentation is open to anyone and any ages.

For more information phone 55288.

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