The GEMS Jewels of Kindness initiative has been developed to encourage empathetic qualities in students.
At GEMS Education students are encouraged to grow their interpersonal qualities. With a focus on values education, the development of values in the home is important. GEMS Jewels of Kindness has been created to encourage students to think about showing all the qualities of kindness, such as respect, empathy, helpfulness, and compassion, towards their family members.
There is a straightforward procedure to recognise students for their acts of kindness. Once they have shown a kindhearted act, their parents can send a message to the school explaining what their child did. The school will decide how to reward the act. As part of the rewards, each primary school will receive 10 GEMS Jewels of Kindness mascots; each secondary school will receive an initial 100 GEMS Jewels of Kindness pins.
REWARDS FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS
Schools can decide how many completed pages in the sticker will qualify the students to receive:
- A certificate
- The chance to take home the mascot for a few days
REWARDS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS
- Receive a GEMS Jewels of Kindness pin
- Be interviewed to have their achievement featured in the school newsletter or foyer
GEMS JEWELS OF KINDNESS CERTIFICATES
A template of the GEMS Jewels of Kindness certificate, and the GEMS Jewels of Kindness sticker books and stickers are available. They can be ordered through the marketing team. Please email email@example.com
GEMS cares about a values-led education and seek to encourage our students to grow and develop their personal and interpersonal qualities. A variety of initiatives designed to instil values in students have been rolled out across GEMS schools, with teachers, student and parents all actively involved in special values-themed assemblies, PSHE lessons, well-being programmes, Learning for Life programmes and more. At the same time, we also value our partnership with parents, because children learn best when there is close collaboration between home and school on similar core values.
MORAL EDUCATION AND YEAR OF TOLERANCE
The GEMS Jewels of Kindness programme connects seamlessly with the UAE’s Moral Education curriculum introduced in 2017 as well as the various Year of Tolerance 2019 initiatives underway. They all combine to form one full-scale package of Values-led Education in our schools.
AN A3 POSTER HAS BEEN CREATED FOR SCHOOLS TO DISPLAY WITH EXAMPLES OF KINDNESS
Order your A3 poster for your school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org