Introducing Integrity

Kiwi Can Marlborough

Introducing Integrity

Welcome back to Term 3!

Kiwi Can theme, Integrity

Quite often we get parents, grandparents and whānau keen to know more about what their children are learning in Kiwi Can, so we thought we would keep you up-to-date about what the children are learning here in Marlborough. We hope this will help you to have meaningful conversations with them about Kiwi Can, and help reinforce their learning beyond school.

So what’s ahead for this term?

This term our focus is all about integrity. We talk to the children about integrity being

“doing the right thing, even when no one is watching”.

We’ll begin the term by exploring what integrity means and what acting with integrity looks like.

Acting with integrity might be as simple as putting your rubbish in the rubbish bin, even when there’s no one there to see you – or as complicated as standing up for what you believe in, even when others give you a hard time.

As the term continues we’ll go on to learn about:

  • honesty;
  • taking responsibility; and
  • being reliable.

More on that later!


Ideas to talk about

Here are some things to think about, and talk about with the children in your life:

  • What does integrity mean for you, your family, and your network or community?
  • Have you spotted people at your house acting with integrity this week? Talk about this. (It is so great to ‘catch’ kids doing the right thing and comment on it – and to role model it yourself too of course!).
  • Who are some people you know (local people or famous people) who have shown integrity recently?


What the kids are saying about Kiwi Can in Marlborough:

“You learn a lot [in Kiwi Can] and it really does impact what you do at home and school. I’ve definitely noticed changes like when I’m playing sports I just keep on going and never give up. And if I have a disagreement with someone, I keep my cool and get my side of the story across without getting aggressive”

(Jordan, Kiwi Can student from Havelock School).



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