Napanee District Secondary School encourages students to model their behaviour based on our "Hawks Have Character" program. This involves education and awareness of eight positive character traits: perseverance, good judgement, courage, respect, integrity, self-discipline, responsibility and kindness.
As well, we foster the resolution of conflicts using the MEND process (Mediation Ends Negative Disputes). Consenting students are asked to solve their problems with the help of a mediator who guides them through a series of questions:
1. What has happened?
2. What did you want to happen?
3. How has this upset them?
4. How has this upset you?
5. What could you do to fix this?