The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Random Acts of Kindness in 7.7T

Inspired by a talk from Mr Ledger at our most recent Assembly, the 7.7T class decided to perform random acts of kindness to other members of our Middle School community. The acts were to be done purely from the heart with no expectation of recognition or gratitude.

The boys reflected on what they had specifically done for other community members and how it made them feel. Some of the acts of kindness included: helping to carry heavy sports bags, praising another student's effort in class, picking a mate up off the footy oval after a heavy bump, opening the door for a visitor to the school and many others. The students felt overwhelmingly positive emotions whilst helping out others.

Caring is one of the IB Learner Profiles at Scotch College and this simple task helped reinforce this noble quality. The 7.7T acts of kindness caused ripples around the Middle School and we are sure they will go even further from here.

"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love." St Basil

Mr Peter Tresise
7.7T Homeroom Teacher