The Glenfield Way — Respect
Glenfield College is introducing a new initiative with which to guide and inspire our students during their years at Glenfield College and throughout the rest of their lives: The Glenfield Way
The Glenfield Way is based on respect for others and the dignity of the individual, and all individuals in the school have both rights and responsibilities as part of the Glenfield Way. The expectations of the Glenfield Way are defined by eight important values: Pride, Respect, Resilience, Self-managing, Aspirational, Integrity, Service, and Adventurous.
Over the next 8 weeks, at each assembly a student will speak to each value and explain what it means to him or her.
Leyah Bresler, Year 13 Prefect, on what Respect means to her:
The ability to respect others is a core value here at Glenfield College. Individuals show good character by being respectful of others. They show respect by recognising everyone’s right to be themselves, to make decisions, to have privacy, and to have dignity. They are not judgemental nor do they force their opinions on others. Respect is walking to your next class and greeting every teacher or parent that walks by. Respect is helping others when they need a hand and keeping quiet while others speak.
Today my challenge for you is this: while walking to your next class or sitting at your table at lunch, make an effort to greet every teacher that walks by with a smile on your face; trust me, it will brighten his or her day. Just remember respect is given because you are a person of good character.