Showing posts from March, 2018

Kindness Diaries

Each day children record acts of kindness they did, received or saw. This was done in a kindness diary and also recorded on our class whiteboard when these acts happened in class. We also have spent time around school helping out classrooms, the caretaker and helping the office staff. We will be sending some children to help in Bromley Kindy very soon as well.

Act of kindness InterviewActs of kindness Interview 2

Character Planning


What character strength is Cecille flexing?

Litter At Bromley School
I am very disgusted that the past three days I have found so much rubbish around the school. Today I saw Steve picking up rubbish and I wonder how he feels! I am very disappointed. I know the rubbish might not be some of yours, but if it is, please respect the environment.
I am not wanting anything for picking up rubbish. I am doing it to show that we should care more about our school. I think that if Mr Kinley heard about that students in our school leaving their  litter around I think he would feel very sad because he will view this aswe aren't taking care of our community. It is very bad for the environment and it could make the world very unhealthy.
If we take care of the world we will make it a better place and it will show that we care more. I am going to still go around the school and pick up rubbish,  if I find heaps more I think that MrKinley should know about it. I feel that all of you should listen to what I am trying to say and I think that you gu…

Our Guided Character Inquiry

We have been looking into what character is and all the character strengths we could possibly have. Using this knowledge and character strength definitions, we had to identify what we thought are our five signature strengths. We discussed with peers what these strengths were and then identified the two strengths we used the most. These two strengths have been used for our guided learning inquiry. 

After identifying two of our character strengths we explored what this means for us. 
Our guided inquiry followed this structure: - Why are my strengths important for me?  - How can I 'flex' these muscles at school and home?  - How will I help others to develop their strengths? - Identify someone well known that has at least one of my strengths?  - Find a whakataukī that best describes one of my strengths or find a broad translation of a  strength in te reo māori.  - How did I use and develop my self management skills during my inquiry?

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What is hauora?

We have started to explore what hauora is and the different dimensions of it. Hauora is the te reo māori word for well-being. 

We have watched some short clips and had discussions around what we think hauora is. There are four main parts to hauora:

Taha tinana - Physical well-being
Taha hinengaro - Mental well-being Taha whanau - Social well-being Taha wairua - Spiritual well-being

We looked at our character strengths and how these could relate to each one of the dimensions.