Positve Talk Program

Positive Talk Program

The theme of our Evangelisation Plan is ‘Forgiveness and Healing’.

Positive Talk

“Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself”

At St Joseph’s we would like the students to speak positively to each other all the time. In the classrooms we have word walls of ways to speak nicely to others, and during the Paths lessons students are taught how to solve disputes and disagreements in a positive and friendly manner.

Our students are taught that each class member does not need to be their best friend, but we all need to get along with each other and respect each other as people, made in the image of God.

If a student speaks unkindly to another, they will be required to write compliments to that person (3 compliments for Yr 1/2, 5 compliments for Yr 3/4 and 10 compliments for Yr 5/6) . If the person retaliates with unkind talk, they also must complete the compliments page. After both students have signed the page, and peace has been made, the pages are filed.

We cannot control how students talk to each other, but we can teach them how to speak nicely, and to give compliments. At St Joseph’s we insist that we strive to always have a kind word to say or say nothing at all.


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