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Courtesy: The Virtue of April

Cultivating Courtesy: The Virtue of the Month at HongDe Elementary

At HongDe Elementary, we believe in nurturing not only academic excellence but also the development of character and virtues that shape our students into compassionate and responsible individuals. For April, we shine a spotlight on the virtue of courtesy, a cornerstone of respectful interactions and positive relationships.

Understanding Courtesy

Courtesy encompasses more than just polite behavior; it reflects genuine respect and consideration for others. It is rooted in empathy, kindness, and an awareness of how our actions impact those around us. At HongDe, we strive to instill in our students the importance of treating others courteously in all aspects of their lives.


Characteristics of Courtesy

  • Respect
  • Courtesy involves respecting the feelings, opinions, and boundaries of others.
  • Kindness
  • Acts of courtesy are often accompanied by gestures of kindness, such as holding the door open or helping.
  • Patience
  • Courteous individuals demonstrate patience and understanding, even in challenging situations.
  • Gratitude
  • Expressing gratitude and appreciation is a key aspect of courtesy, whether through a simple thank you or a thoughtful gesture.
  • Clear Communication
  • Courteous communication involves being clear, considerate, and attentive to the needs of others.
Virtue of the month board at school - Courtesy for April
Virtue of the Month Display Board at School

Principle of Courteousness

The principle of courteousness is grounded in the golden rule: “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” By embodying this principle, we create a culture of mutual respect and kindness where everyone feels valued and supported.

Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Golden Rule
Book of the month of April - Try a Little Kindness by Henry Cole. Courtesy

Book of the Month: Try a Little Kindness by Henry Cole

As part of our exploration of the virtue of courtesy, we recommend the book “Try a Little Kindness” by Henry Cole. This heartwarming story, published by Scholastic, beautifully illustrates the power of small acts of kindness in making a big difference in the lives of others. Through the adventures of the characters in this book, our students will learn valuable lessons about empathy, compassion, and the importance of treating others with courtesy.

FAQ About Courtesy

What is the foundation of courtesy?

The foundation of courtesy lies in empathy and respect for others. It involves considering the feelings, perspectives, and needs of those around us.

Why is courtesy a virtue?

Courtesy is a virtue because it fosters positive interactions, builds strong relationships, and contributes to a harmonious and inclusive community. It reflects our commitment to treating others with kindness, respect, and consideration.

What are the characteristics of courtesy?

Characteristics of courtesy include respect, kindness, patience, gratitude, and clear communication. These traits contribute to creating a culture of mutual respect and understanding.

What is the principle of courteousness?

The principle of courteousness is based on the golden rule: “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” By embodying this principle, we promote a culture of respect, empathy, and kindness in our interactions with others.

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