Responsibility: What We Strive For
At SISS, in conjunction with our other core values, we always strive to promote the concept of responsibility for not only staff but students as well. If they can do this, they will help to create a more prosperous and harmonious society.
In the first month of the new year 2024, we will together discuss one of the core values of SISS, which is Responsibility. This is also a crucial factor that helps us achieve our goals for the new year.
According to the definition, responsibility is “the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management.” In other words, if we have a duty and the ability to complete certain tasks, we must make sure that we do them, and if we don’t, we are held accountable for not completing something that we were supposed to do. That is being a responsible person.
Being responsible is an extremely important value to have, as it is required to succeed in life. Without being responsible and accountable for our actions, things won’t get done, and this can cause many problems, as it affects others.
At SISS, in conjunction with our other core values, we always strive to promote the concept of responsibility for not only students but staff as well. The job of a student is to attend classes, listen, behave well, participate in discussions, complete assignments, and always try their best. These things are the responsibility of all students, and we encourage and support them to always take responsibility for their actions.
For example, if a student is absent and misses the lesson, we encourage them to contact a classmate or the co-teacher and ask what was done during the lesson that they missed, because it is their responsibility to keep up with the class and not fall behind; if a student has an assignment to complete by a specific date, it is their responsibility to do so, because it is meant to help them learn, practice and improve.
When students don’t take responsibility for their actions, we teach them it is OK to make mistakes, but we must admit to our mistakes and learn not to make them again because when we don’t live up to our responsibilities, people won’t trust us. This concept promotes accountability and growth in life.
As always, what we teach and promote at SISS is transferable and must be applied to all facets of life. Even when the tasks of our students aren’t related to school, such as cleaning their room, or helping their family with chores, they must still understand that it is their responsibility to complete these duties, and if not, that they are held accountable for not doing so.
Everyone has their part to play in life, and our actions, or lack thereof, impact the lives of others. It is essential that our students are aware of this and always strive to be responsible. If they can do this, they will help to create a more prosperous and harmonious environment.
Shared by Mr. Aaron Butler – Vice Principal of the New South Wales Program