Gratitude & Empathy, Grit & Determination

posted Feb 18, 2013, 4:08 PM by Nicky Ryan   [ updated May 19, 2013, 12:46 AM ]
Kia ora

At last weeks assembly we discussed our values for the year.

We talked about what it means to show gratitude and have empathy for how others might feel. 

We talked about striving for excellence and that is not a trait just for being great at sport, or having talent or being really 'smart'. It is also about working hard and showing determination. It is about keeping on trying, practising and getting better at what you really want to do. 

We shared this video clip with the students it is of Derek Redmond in the '92 Barcelona Olympics and it embodies both of these values.

Watch it again with your children:

Derek Redmond

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