Furthermore, it is our responsibility as a Jewish institution to adhere to the teachings of the Torah. Hillel’s well-known summation thereof – “Do not do unto others what is hateful to yourself” is a message that we need constantly to impart.
Each and every pupil has rights, namely to feel safe, learn and grow, be respected, be valued and be different. However, with rights come responsibilities, namely to respect yourself, respect others, use common sense, support others and to show compassion and understanding. These rights and responsibilities should be embraced by staff, parents and pupils alike.