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The Pillar of Responsibility

The Pillar of Responsibility

 Green symbolises the pillar of Responsibility. 

We hope this information is helpful to you so that you may understand what your child is learning at school and to reinforce and continue the learning process at home.

These are the main ideas that apply to the pillar of Responsibility:

  • Accountability: This means that you accept responsibility for the consequences of your choices. It is taking responsibility for the things you choose to do and the things you choose not to do.
  • Self-control: Set realistic goals. Have a positive attitude. Act out of reason, not anger or revenge. Be self-reliant.
  • Duty: Doing your duty means doing what you should do. Duties can come from rules, laws, agreements, or ethical obligations.
  • Excellence: Pursuing excellence means doing your best. It means persevering and not giving up. Be prepared, organized and work hard.


“When you have a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.” - William James

“What lies in our power to do also lies in our power not to do.” - Anonymous

“The person who makes success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.” - Cecil B. De Mille

Responsible people will understand two important concepts. First, life is full of choices. Second, we are in charge of our choices. With an understanding of these concepts, a responsible person knows and does their duty, is accountable, pursues excellence, and exercises self-control. Responsible people will also know and live by the understanding that sometimes there are things that are legal and accepted in society, but that they may not be right. It is always important to consider the difference between what we have the right to do and what we know is the right thing to do.