At RJMES, all learners, adult and child alike, are expected to demonstrate SOAR behaviors:

  • Safe
  • Open-Minded
  • Accountable
  • Resilient

At RJMES, all learners, adult and child alike, are encouraged to be:

  • Inquirers. They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.
  • Knowledgeable. They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance.
  • Thinkers. They apply thinking skills critically and creatively to approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions. They contribute to discussions meaningfully and don’t shy away from challenging questions.
  • Communicators. They understand and express information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
  • Principled. They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for all. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them
  • Open-minded. They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.
  • Caring. They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others and the environment.
  • Risk-takers. They approach unfamiliar situations with courage; explore new roles, ideas and strategies with independence; and defend their beliefs bravely and articulately.
  • Balanced. They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance.
  • Reflective. They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience and are able to articulate what and how they learn.