WELCOME TO

KINDNESS
WEEK ❤︎

AT CLARION

Presenting a full week of love, care, consideration and more.

So, Why Kindness?

Ramadan marks the official holy month of giving, appreciation and human connection in the UAE and around the world. It is the perfect month for us to bring into action kind acts that will remind our community to act kindly towards each other be it inthe classroom, amongst peers, at home, to nature or within our community.

PAY IT FORWARD

This Ramadan – pledge 7 days to Pay it Forward with Clarion. It’s simple …

STEP 1

Set the intention, follow our page and like our post and we will inspire you through the week.

STEP 2

Do the activity and encourage the person you did it for to do the same for someone else.

STEP 3

Share your experience in the comments box and perhaps tag a friend to encourage them to Pay It Forward too!

Spread the love!

WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 2017

DAY 1

BOOK
CLUB

BOOK CLUB

In the spirit of the week, join us for our first ‘Kindness Book Club’ with Dr. Kandace Williams. Look forward to taking a deep dive into Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene PHD, and collectively share opinions, observations and thoughts on a stimulating read about effectively nurturing your little ones.

Prior to attending we request you to purchase the book. It is readily available at any of the following  places:

  • Kinokuniya
  • Magrudys
  • Borders

If you would like to participate in the book club and join in on the discussion kindly RSVP now while seats last.

20 people max

Time: 8:30 AM – 10 AM

THURSDAY JUNE 1, 2017

DAY 2

CLARION
LOVE

WE LOVE OUR CLARION FAMILY

We love our clarion family dearly, and so, in honour of our loved ones we’re hosting a wisdom and gift exchange at Clarion – celebrating the lovely staff and members who tirelessly work behind the scenes to make the magic of the school happen.

 This event is an appreciation for all the non academic employees of the Clarion School. It is being organised by the teachers and management of the Clarion school.

Time: 9 AM – 1 PM

SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2017

DAY 3

FEAST WITH
KINDNESS

The Annual Clarion Iftar 

Centred around the beautiful themes of Kindness and Compassion, we invite you to join us for our second annual Iftaar here at the school. Ramadan is a time for fellowship with families, friends and surrounding communities and so we encourage you to bring a dish. The Good Will Tribe will share inspirations of kindness from around the world as we talk, share and feast as a family.

TALK

The Goodwill Tribe who create events for people to tap into their inherent goodness through small acts of Kindness will share examples of Kindness from around the world and talk about ways to get involved in your communities.

Time:  6:30 pm to 7:00 PM

SHARE

Our guests will be invited to break out into smaller groups and engage in beautiful conversation around personal examples of kindness and compassion. As we break fast together and get to know someone new.

Time:  7:00 PM Onwards

FEAST

Share stories, laugh, find common experiences and enjoy flavours and dishes lovingly contributed from your very own kitchens. It’s a pot luck after all. And like they say “Families that eat together stay together.”

Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00 PM

The event is for current and enrolled parents of Clarion. Contact Gabrielle Keane for more information.

MONDAY JUNE 5, 2017

DAY 4

KINDNESS
YOGA

GRATITUDE YOGA

Sometimes all you need is a big dose of “Vitamin Me”. Gratitude doesn’t always have to start outside of yourself because your body deserves some TLC too. Therefore, we’re hosting a free Gratitude yoga morning session for the community.

This time of year gratitude is on everyone’s mind. We think about how lucky we are to have our families, friends, homes, food to eat, and all the other things that make our lives richer. Expressing that gratitude is healing–and a yoga mat is the perfect place to reflect on and express those feelings.

So join us in the Clarion Gym

Time: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

If you would like to participate kindly RSVP now. 25 People Max.

TUESDAY JUNE 6, 2017

DAY 5

LABOR
OF LOVE

Care packages to our neighbourhood labour camp

In the spirit of Ramadan and Kindness week, we invite the community to help us ‘labour in love’ by creating thoughtful care packages for our neighbourhood labour camp that houses 250 construction workers who help build our tall buildings, bridges, parks and everything that makes our city this beautiful place we call home.

We intend to  collectively visit the camp on the afternoon of Tuesday June 6th at 4:30 pm. Clarion parents and members of our community are invited to help assemble packages, donate and volunteer on the day!

Donate

Each Care box will contain the following items: Approximate value – AED 75

1 small unused gift – ( Why not pay it forward by gifting something you may have received but aren’t using. Eg A small piece of costume jewellery, a photo frame etc.

1 dandruff shampoo

1 deodorant

1 jar of vaseline for their hands

1 new unused towel (hand towel)

1 kg rice pack

1/2 kg yellow lentil

Sachets of Tang

1 small detergent box

All these items can be compiled together in a  box or casing of your choosing before the 31st of May. If you wish to produce more than one box you are more than welcome too.  We need to make 250 so the more we can do the better!

Assemble:  On the 5th of June ( 1 – 4 pm), The Clarion community i.e. staff, parents, students and volunteers, will get together in our atrium to transfer your lovely care packages into custom bags that we will then distribute into the camps.

Deliver: For the last step, we will be taking a bus from Clarion directly to the camp on the 6th of June. The bus would leave at 4 pm for the labor camp where these care packages will be handed over to the laborers, The bus would return to Clarion School by 6pm. Parents and their children are more than welcome to join in but note that it is completely optional. This is a volunteer based activity and parents will be asked to take responsibility for kids who come along to the camps.

Please RSVP your participation to mansari@sigeducation.com at your earliest.

This internal activity has been kindly organized by the SmartLife. For more details kindly find their flyer attached.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017

DAY 6

KINDNESS
ROCKS

KINDNESS ROCKS! UNVEILING OF OUR ROCK GARDEN.

Get ready to stumble onto inspiration and love through the Kindness Rocks project. Clarion is so excited to be a part of this beloved, simple yet heartrending movement. We will have a D.I.Y ‘paint your own rock’ stand set up near our cafe from the 31st of May for parents to express themselves during the day.

Through the week Clarion children will be working on creating this inspirational rock garden from what the parents create. Feel free to join in by sharing  a motivational quote, aphorism or just good ol love! We’ll be providing all the supplies so all you need to bring to the table is an open heart and a rock to work with! We encourage you to take a few photos and share it with #kindnessrocks

Remember, Kindness is truly contagious.