Cardiff South Public School

Believe and Achieve

Telephone02 4954 7296

Bucket Filling

This term we are introducing a new character development program called Bucket Filling which reinforces our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Excellence, Integrity and Resilience.

Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad.

Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they are inconsiderate or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. Even the youngest child understands that actions and words can either fill a bucket or dip into it.

During this term we are encouraging, reminding, and recognising everyone's efforts to be bucket fillers at home, at school and everywhere they go. Bucket filling is about focusing on positive behaviour and encouraging children to give sincere compliments daily.

We are excited about this new program and look forward to your support.

If you would like to learn more about bucket filling, here is the link to the book ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today?' by Carol McCloud.