Pickering Students Respect the Ideal of Freedom They understand that the exercise of personal freedom is limited by the freedom of all other members of the group. The rights of personal freedom and choice must always be used to promote the best interests of the school as a whole.
Pickering Students are Cooperative They are always willing to cooperate with others in any way that improves school life. This cooperation enables staff and students to work together towards a happy and beloved community.
Pickering Students are Tolerant They welcome all races and creeds to their community, accepting every person as an individual and judging each one on their individual merits. They respect the opinions of others and cheerfully abide by the will of the majority when a decision has been reached.
Pickering Students are Loyal They are loyal to their school, home and country - but, above all, are loyal to their highest ideals.
Pickering Students are Ambitious They are ambitious to develop their best capacities - mental, moral, spiritual and physical. They recognize the value of knowledge and strive to attain maximum scholastic achievement so that, when the opportunity arises, each may make some worthy contribution to human welfare.
Pickering Students are Independent They neither ask for nor expect special favours. Each one endeavours at all times to earn a place as a “free citizen in a free society” by the individual contribution made to the common welfare. Independence of thought or action is never exercised to the detriment of any fellow student nor to the school as a whole.
Pickering Students are Courteous They know and respect the customs of polite society, showing by courtesy an appreciation of the feelings of others. Each one takes an active interest in all efforts to alleviate human suffering and to promote human happiness.
Pickering Students are Honourable They endeavour at all times to fulfill promises and to induce in others a similar respect for truth as the basis of satisfactory human relationships.
Pickering Students Uphold High Athletic Ideals They play a game to win but respect opponents and always play fairly and cleanly. Each player is willing to subordinate self and personal desires to achieve the success of the team. All are loyal to the coach and cheerfully follow instructions laid down for team guidance.
Pickering Students Belong to a Community They belong to a community which includes those who have gone before, those who are now present associates and those who will follow after. We endeavour in all ways to transmit this community “not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us”.