Politeness - Honsbridge International School - Exceeding Expectations

Politeness is the way we behave and the way we talk.

We should always speak politely with others and use kind words like thank you, sorry, please, welcome, etc.

The basic manners that show politeness are saying sorry after you do something wrong; saying thank you when someone does good for you; being helpful to others; respect the elders, etc.

Politeness can and will improve your relationships with others, help to build respect and rapport, boost your self-esteem and confidence, and improve your communication skills.

Ways to be polite:

  • greet people appropriately
  • try to remember things about the other person and comment appropriately
  • make sure you thank people for their input or contribution
  • always include ‘please’ when asking for something
  • if somebody offers you something use ‘Yes please’ or ‘No thank you’
  • praise and/or congratulate others on their achievements
  • use humour carefully
  • dress appropriately for the situation
  • apologise for your mistakes
  • respect other people’s time
  • use appropriate language
  • learn to listen attentively
  • practise good personal hygiene
  • be punctual
  • always practise good table manners
  • do not pick your nose or ears, chew on your fingers or bite your fingernails in public

Politeness earns you many good friends and respect from others.

Our actions and words should be respectful.

We should learn good manners and implement them into our daily lives by constantly speaking respectfully to people and using words like “thank you,” “sorry,” “please,” and “welcome.”

Saying sorry after doing something wrong is one of the fundamental manners that demonstrate kindness.

We hope you have learnt the value of politeness will practise them in your life too.

“Politeness is the flower of humanity.” – Joseph Joubert


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