Respect for Relationships

He aha te mea nui o te tangata? He Tangata! He Tangata! He Tangata!

We are so lucky to be surrounded by people. At school, we interact with not only our friends - but also our teachers, classmates, and people who are in other year levels. For example, in Atawhai Time we interact with at least 2 or 3 people from each year level. It is so important that we respect the people we work with and sit with as because we should treat others the same way we want to be treated. In the classroom, we can help each other learn, celebrate successes, respect each other's ideas, and treat each others property as if it was your own. In shared areas like the atrium we should use kind words, be thoughtful of each other and their space, and encourage and help each other. When using technology, we should THINK before we send things. This is something that we should apply to our at-home lives as well. Some important things that we should also do is be courteous and fair, include each other and make sure that no-one is left out, speak and listen thoughtfully to each other, and value differences in each other. These respect ideas have been discussed about by a group of students here at Carmel.