Rancho Santa Fe School takes Acts of Kindness seriously. It has become a major focus for both educators and students to instill a culture of kindness. Nothing less is acceptable or cool!
The school has formally adopted within its current “Acts of Kindness Service Learning Program” a new initiative” Great Kindness Challenge Week, launched nationally this year. Students were challenged to perform as many acts of kindness on campus as possible throughout the entire week. The Monday kickoff began with a theme “Be Kind and Be Hip” and students were asked to dress in tie-dye. Various acts of kindness including letters to staff and friends, and reaching out to say hello put smiles on the faces of many! Daily reminders to “Be Kind” were communicated during morning announcements for students and staff to ponder.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” — Plato
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop
The week’s dress themes help to visually reinforce Kindness, “Put a smile on someone’s face” kindly requested students to wear something with a smiley face. “Bee Kind” cleverly requested them to dress in black and yellow.
The challenge week concluded with students wearing bright colors to “Brighten Someone’s Day.”
The school remains hopeful that other schools will continue to follow their lead and trigger a chain reaction for kindness and compassion!
— RSF School