Leader in Me

The 7 Habits

VPE is very proud to be a "The Leader in Me" school.  The 7 Habits are central to our philosophy of creating a safe and caring environment as well as instilling the Habits within our students and staff to allow them to be the very best them they can be.

 HABIT 1 - BE PROACTIVE: You're in Charge

  • I'm a responsible person.
  • I take initiative.
  • I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.
  • I don't blame others for my faults.
  • I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is around.

HABIT 2 - BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND: Have a Plan

  • I plan ahead and set goals.
  • I do things that have meaning.
  • I'm an important part of my classroom and school.

HABIT 3 - PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST: Work First, Then Play

  • I spend my time on things that are most important.
  • I say no to things that I know I should not do.
  • I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.
  • I am self-disciplined and organized.

HABIT 4 - THINK WIN-WIN: Everyone Can Win

  • I want everyone to be a success.
  • I don't have to put others down to get what I want.
  • When a conflict happens, I look for a third solution.
  • I believe we can all win!

HABIT 5 - SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD: Listen Before You Talk

  • I listen to other people's ideas and feelings
  • I try to see things from their viewpoints.
  • I listen to others without interrupting.
  • I share my opinions and ideas.

HABIT 6: SYNERGIZE: Together Is Better

  • I know that everyone is good at something.
  • Everyone needs to get better at something.
  • We can all learn something from each other.
  • Working in groups helps to create better ideas than what one person can do alone.

HABIT 7: SHARPEN THE SAW: Balance Feels Best

  • I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.
  • I learn in many ways and many places, not just at school.
  • I take time to help others.

Leader in Me

Check out the official Leader in Me website to learn more.

This is a  video we enjoy watching and listening to in order to remember the Habits.

Our School Environment

Our school believes in the power of the 7 Habits and The Leader in Me. Check out some of the cool displays around our school in our photo gallery. 

Sharpen the Saw

At VPE we love to practice balance by keeping ourselves healthy. We work hard to keep our minds, spirits and bodies active and continually growing. Check out more of our gallery of ways we sharpen the saw.