Wellbeing Literacy Leader - Emily Murcott
Sunday November 13th is World Kindness Day.
World Kindness Day was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is part of the World Kindness Movement. It is observed in many countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.A.E. World Kindness Day presents us with the opportunity to reflect upon one of the most important and unifying human principles. On a day devoted to the positive potential of both large and small acts of kindness, try to promote and diffuse this crucial quality that brings people of every kind together.
I would love to encourage everyone to make kindness the norm. Check out this YouTube clip and let's make kindness a priority. Below are some resources that you can include your family in. I'd love to hear how you went!
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has designed a fun kindness challenge to help make kindness the norm at home & in your neighbourhood. Your challenge (if you choose to accept it) is to complete 10 kindness activities during the next 10 days. Click on the attachment below for more information.
Or, as a family you could work through November from the 2022 Kindness Calendar. You may choose to design your own kindness calendar with your family and put them into action.
As an parent we need to model kindness for our children to observe. Children can be taught to be kinder members of society, and the most effective way of them learning kindness is to watch you be kind. For some inspiration on some simple acts of kindness check out the 7 below.
You may choose to ignite kindness within yourself by being showing self-compassion. I love the quote, "What is the kindest thing you can do for yourself right now?" Although I do need to be reminded of asking myself this, I do try to ensure that I look after myself. If I am feeling good, then I can be the best person I can, the best friend I can, the best colleague I can and the best community member I can. So....what is the kindest thing you can do for yourself right now? Have a cuppa, call a friend or family member, go for a walk.....
The Kindness Corner is a place to recognise people in the community who have performed an act of kindness. It is people like this who make our school community what it is today...just totally amazing!
As staff were supervising students at swimming this week, Julie Q (parent of Jess, 56V) kindly supplied teachers with a hot drink. Thanks Julie, what a lovely gesture!
In 1DH, one student was a little teary at one stage and delightful Eleanor comforted her and encouraged her to 'breathe, just breathe. It will all be okay.' What a wonderful kind and caring friend you are Eleanor!
On our final day of swimming, one young man left his swimming bag at home. Unfortunately his mum was not close by to drop some swimmers off for him to join in on Fun Day. Super Mum, and friend Jenine (Tahli's mum in 2KH), stepped in and drove to Kmart to purchase some swimmers so he could still participate. Thanks Jenine!
It is these examples of kindness that I just LOVE working at Rolling Hills Primary School. Thankyou everyone for showing such kiindness.