Act With Honesty And Respect!

This promise is about the choices we make and how we treat others. Acting with honesty is a very important part of being an Always person, we must always remember to tell the truth no mater how hard it is. Also, we must be respectful of others, ourselves and property around us. To show we are always following this promise we must always listen in class, follow instructions the first of being asked and show respect to school by looking after our environment.

Definition of honesty
Free of deceit; truthful and sincere.
Definition of respect
When you admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

“It is very important to be honest at all times. Even when it is really hard. Telling lies does not get you anywhere except in more trouble. It is always the right thing to do to own up if you make a mistake. Making mistakes is how you learn. It can be tricky but take a minute and think things through. Honesty is the best policy.”

Tyler

“Treating others with respect is a very important part of being an Always person. You have to respect each other, yourself and property. Being respectful is about being kind, caring and considerate towards others. You have to think about your actions and the way they can make people feel.”

Steven

Why practice Honesty?

Honesty is important because it build trusts. When people lie it means the trust that other people have in them is broken. Once trust is broken it is very hard to get it back. When people aren’t honest with themselves they pretend that something does not matter to them when really, it does or they exaggerate things in order to impress others. Being honest with yourself means you accept yourself for who you are and by being an honest person, people with believe you and trust you.

Signs of Success
  • Say what you mean and mean what you say
  • Make only promises that you can keep
  • Admit your mistakes, not matter how hard
  • Refuse to lie, cheat or steal
  • Tell the truth with care
  • Always do what is right
Signs of success
  • Treating others with care and compassion
  • Treating others how you would like to be treated
  • Speaking to people in a polite tone
  • Using your manners
  • Not interrupting people when they are talking
  • Not littering
  • Being mindful of the environment
  • Understanding that everyone is different and we all have different opinions

Why be respectful

Respect means that you accept somebody for who they are, even when they’re different from you or you don’t agree with them. Respect builds up the feeling of trust, safety and well-being. By showing every person respect you are able to learn from those who are different from you. Everyone has different opinions and it is good to be open-minded to these opinions and see it as a learning opportunity.  As well as respecting others is being able to respect yourself. This means giving and defining your own worth and value as a human being, understanding who are are, what you like, what you don’t like, your strengths and the areas which you need to improve on.