Do extend the hand of friendship and kindness. Do try to help those who are unable to help themselves. Do be thoughtful and compassionate when dealing with those less fortunate than ourselves. Don’t be judgemental when dealing with others. Don’t exclude those that are less able or less fortunate than ourselves.
Do remember that you deserve to be treated as an individual whether by fellow students, teachers or others both in school and in the world at large. Do be polite and courteous, it costs nothing. Do speak with a soft voice, it can often be more persuasive that the loudest angriest tirade. Do afford others the same respect you would demand for yourself, even in difficult circumstances. Don’t say nasty things about other people. Don’t gossip about other people or the behaviour of others. Don’t bully or intimidate others. Don’t use a position of authority or perceived power to force people to do things against their will.
Do be honest in what you say and what you do. Do be honest with yourself about what motivates your deeds and words. Do be worthy of others trust and try to trust others. Don’t tell lies about other people or exaggerate negative aspects of what they may have said or done. Don’t assume that other people are not trustworthy.
Do, in the face of adversity, maintain your composure. Do remain modest, even when you achieve your goals. Do be gracious in defeat. Do accept that material possessions are not a substitute for great humanity. Do try to find the good in others. Don’t become arrogant in achieving your objectives. Don’t judge others less able or fortunate than you to be lesser human beings.
Do educate the individual based on the needs of the individual. Do respect the right of the individual. Do respect others need for space and privacy. Don’t impose your views on others. Don’t judge others.
Do welcome into our community those that are different be it through skin colour, ethnicity, religion, disability or any other human facet that is different from our own. Do accept that embracing difference can enrich us as human beings. Don’t support those that demonstrate prejudice when faced with difference. Don’t judge difference to be good or bad, right or wrong.
Do welcome others into our community, even those that may appear to be different. Do extend the hand of friendship, even to those that may have acted badly in some way. Do speak up for those that are unable to
speak out for themselves. Don’t exclude people you may disagree with through silence or any other action. Don’t mistreat others because of their gender, skin colour, religion, ethnicity or any other difference to you. Don’t support those that seek to dominate others.
Do remember that none of us is perfect, and that includes you. Do always try to do your best and to help others to do their best too. Do listen to criticism about yourself; think of it as an opportunity to learn something that might enable you to grow as a human being. Do be open minded when confronted with challenging circumstances. Don’t, no matter how difficult it may seem, judge others. Don’t reject other people’s opinions without proper consideration. Don’t behave badly when others do not agree with your view. Don’t say or do things that seek to deliberately offend others.
Do strive to learn and grow as a human being for the whole of your life. Do use your knowledge, experience and wisdom with sensitivity when you encounter new or challenging circumstances. Do use a sense of humanity with sincerity and modesty in your dealings with others. Don’t behave in an arrogant and self-important manner when dealing with others.