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What Does it Mean to be Trustworthy?

Greetings St. Mark’s Community!

I am passionate about character education and excited to kick off another year of Character Counts across our campus. This month we have been learning about trustworthiness and how it is essential to building positive relationships with others. Most people believe that trust is the foundation of any healthy and lasting relationship. A trustworthy person is honest, reliable, loyal, has a good reputation, keeps promises and acts with integrity. When others trust you, they believe that you’ll do what you say you’ll do and keep your promises. You show integrity when what you believe matches what you do. Teaching your child to be trustworthy doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it is something that teachers and parents can model on a consistent basis. I encourage you to connect your child's behavior to our character pillars. 

What does it mean to be TRUSTWORTHY? 

  • Be honest 
  • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal 
  • Be reliable - do what you say you’ll do 
  • Have the courage to do the right thing 
  • Build a good reputation 
  • Keep your promises 


Family Discussion Questions: 

  1. What is trustworthiness? 
  2. What makes a person trustworthy? 
  3. How can lying break trust? 
  4. How can you show trustworthiness at school, with friends and at home? 
  5. What can I do better or differently to be more trustworthy?


Amy Evans
School Counselor