At St Andrew’s College we value and celebrate the diverse character strengths that enable our students to flourish.
Our staff understand the Values in Action (VIA) Classification of Character Strengths created by Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson. We use this framework to spot strengths in our students and to celebrate and cultivate diversity in our community.
“Character strengths are ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that come naturally and easily to a person and that enable high functioning and performance.”
You can read about why we use VIA character strengths in this blog post.
Under the VIA framework, there are 24 character strengths and each character strength falls under one of these six broad virtue categories: Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence.
Below are the six virtue categories with the character traits that fall under them. Please see the virtue pages below to learn more about the character strengths that fall under them. Alternatively, you can click on the links on each character strength in the table below.
Love of Learning
|Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence