Kiwi Can focuses on integrity

Saturday Express, Oct 5, 2019.

Grey Power publishes an article from Kiwi Can every term so people can discuss with primary school children the programme they are doing at school. This term the theme is Integrity.

Since integrity needs to be a great part of our own lives, this will also give a guide for both us and our young fellow Marlburians.

Nelson Mandela’s philosophy was that: “A bright future beckons! The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars.”

So how can we make sure the next generation grows up with the integrity to cope with whatever obstacles may come their way, and to reach for the stars?

Integrity is all about “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching”. This has been the focus for the lessons this term in schools with the Graeme Dingle Foundation‘s Kiwi Can programme. Kids have been learning all about making good decisions (thinking before we act), accountability (being our own “ref” and accepting responsibility), and role-modelling (setting a good example).

Kiwi Can equips children with skills and values to help them thrive in the future, and become contributing community members.

10 simple conversation starters to talk to a child in your life about integrity: 1. Can you tell me about a time when you acted with integrity this week?

2. Can you remember a time (maybe at school?) when someone tried to get you to do something you didn’t want to?

How did you handle that?

3. What does being accountable mean? How can we show accountability (in a game, at school, at home) ?

4. Have you ever experienced somebody cheating at something?

How did it make you feel?

5. Who is a friend you can really count on? What makes them so dependable?

6. Why is it important that we follow through on the promises and commitments we make?

7. What makes a good role model? Is that the same in every setting?

8. Tell me about a time this week when you acted as a good role model.

9. Who do you admire as a good role model (at school, in a sports team, in our community, or famous people)?

10. If you became famous, how would you use your fame to be a good role model for other kids?


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