Here at Pickering College, we have five Guiding Values that we try to live our lives by.
Community is gathering interconnected individuals whose collective actions create a sense of belonging and encourage participation, who accept and take care of one another, and who recognize the interdependence of all people within the broader community through their service to that community.
Compassion is being sensitive to others' thoughts and feelings and understanding and considering the other side of issues and ideas. It is to be role modeling concern and caring for all others in the community, no matter their differences, in a way that creates harmony and peace.
Integrity is the courage to act honestly and truthfully in all actions in a way that aligns one's highest principles with daily life.
Respect is valuing yourself and others and the environment in which we exist, based on the principles of simplicity and equality, so that you treat others as you wish to be treated, keeping a humility of spirit and avoiding that which is unessential.
Responsibility is being accountable for one's own actions and behaviours by demonstrating good judgement and fulfilling obligations.