Emmaus is a bucket filling school!
12 February, 2019

At Emmaus, we are all embracing the bucket filling philosophy.

The bucket filling philosophy states that we all carry an invisible bucket. This bucket represents our mental and emotional self.

When our bucket is full, we feel more confident, secure, calm, patient and friendly. Our thoughts are more positive. When our bucket is empty, we can become sad and have negative thoughts.

A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people’s buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time. On the other hand, a bucket dipper says or does thing to cause other people to feel bad.

We can be bucket fillers by saying or doing something kind, giving others a smile, using names with respect, giving sincere compliments and helping others without being asked.

This is a simple but profound philosophy that we can apply to every aspect of our lives.

During the first few weeks at school, the teachers will be reading and doing activities to promote bucket filling at school. This can easily be transferred to home life too.

Invite your children to share how they are bucket fillers – I’m sure you, in your homes, are bucket fillers too.

You can read the story titled, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud with your family here: