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Wednesday 13th November 

World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations. World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a 1997 Tokyo conference of like-minded kindness organisations from around the world. There are currently over 28 nations involved in The World Kindness Movement which is not affiliated with any religion or political movement. 

The mission of the World Kindness Movement and World Kindness Day is to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness. Susan has approached the local day care centres, kindergarten, primary school and college and has found that everyone is keen to promote the day within their organisation by encouraging acts of kindness. 

 Large chalks will be given to the kids to write happy messages on the footpaths to make people smile! To reward the children for their kindness and participation, the children will be given certificates and a red eco pen.

Kahutara School Princioal, Charmaine Taplin, said “our school value ‘Manaakitanga’ is a major focus.  We show ‘Manaakitanga’ by showing kindness, generosity, hospitality and support. We try our best to; value other people, make people feel welcome, be good hosts and show generosity, be kind to others and want others to succeed.                                                       We believe that many of the world’s problems would be solved if people showed kindness to others.”

Susan Stephen has offered to help us celebrate ‘Kindness Day’ on the 13th November. I’m sure teachers and students will enjoy choosing from the fun kindness activities suggested by Susan. We look forward to incorporating this day into our planning this term.

Some ideas for acts of kindness are: 

Activities for Children

  1. Mow the lawns for someone
  2. Do gardening for someone
  3. Visit Wharekaka and read to the residents 
  4. Let the person in line behind you go ahead of you.
  5. Do a chore without being asked.
  6. Give a fancy chocolate bar to the bus driver.
  7. Sit next to someone who is sitting alone at lunch.
  8. Call your grandparents.
  9. Clean up the classroom for your teacher.
  10. Donate gently used toys to a charity.
  11. Hold the door open for someone.

BUT IT’S NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN

For Adults:

  1. Take a person out for coffee
  2. Do gardening for someone
  3. Write Someone A Letter of Gratitude
  4. Donate to a Charity 
  5. Visit Wharekaka and read to the residents 
  6. Help at the Breakfast Club 
  7. Help at an After-School activity
  8. Send a Positive Text
  9. Let the person in line behind you go ahead of you.
  10. Compliment at least 5 people. 
  11. Help an elderly neighbour take out the trash or mow their lawn.
  12. Write your siblings a note about how much you appreciate them.
  13. Hold the door open for someone.
  14. Bake your favourite biscuits for a neighbour.
  15. Donate warm coats or blankets to a charity.

And finally – Take Care Of Yourself!

World Kindness day is being Promoted by Susan Stephen And Co. Realty

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