The Seven Pillars of Kindness
Kindness is the most cherished value of our St John's community. The Seven Pillars Of Kindness underpin how we think, interact and behave on a daily basis.
- We are essentially a family and should behave as such; treat others as you would wish to be treated: with friendliness, courtesy, tolerance and respect.
- Make it your goal to carry out at least one purposeful act of kindness every day: greet people with a smile; hold open a door; share and include others; say thank you.
- Remember that simply listening to someone is often the greatest kindness you can offer.
- Our house system thrives on collaborative effort and friendly competition. Take pride in your house and its achievements without denigrating other houses.
- Banter that hurts or upsets other people is called bullying - whether or not that is your intention. Think about the impact of what you say and do: in school, at home and online.
- Kindness always involves empathy – seeing the world from another’s point of view - and frequently takes courage. It may involve opening up your own feelings to others or standing up for somebody in difficulty.
- Kindness benefits everyone – those who display it and those who receive it – and it’s catching, too: kindness encourages kindness. Being kinder makes all of us happier and stronger. So be kind - and feel better for it!