7 Habits

” What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” Oliver Wendell Holmes



Our School Wide Goals Are:  

  • We aim to increase from 25% of staff feeling confident delivering procedural and conceptual teaching of fractions with engaging lessons, to 50% by May 2024
  • We aim to increase from 10% of pupils within P1-P3 who feel confident in knowing what a fraction means, to 50% who feel confident, by May 2024
  • We aim to increase from 45% of Pupils within P4-P7 who feel confident in knowing what a fraction means, to 65% who feel confident by May 2024

Leader in Me Conference –  Glasgow March 2024:

Our Junior Lighthouse Team members from P4 to P7 were key speakers at this conference, alongside Mrs Bell and Miss Duncan.


Global Connect: 

P5A have connected with 4 Leader in Me schools across the world.  They celebrated by doing a joint dance.

Here you will find out information about Fair Isle’s journey towards becoming a Leader In Me Lighthouse School. 

 Fair Isle Primary is the first primary school in Scotland to take on an exciting new programme called the “Leader in Me”, based on “Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. This is a personal leadership programme which helps the children learn personal and practical skills to enable them to make better life choices. 

All Fair Isle staff have been trained in the 7 Habits and it is important that they have a clear understanding of them before they model and teach them to the children. 

The children have now been introduced to all 7 Habits and we hope you will support them by asking how they are doing. The children are asked to “teach to learn” each habit and It would be really supportive to your child if they could teach each Habit to you. This will help them really understand each habit and gives you the chance to learn together. The children are taught through fun activities to really get them thinking. 

 There is a ‘Parent’s Place’ available at https://www.leaderinme.org/family-development/ and a parent’s booklet available below for download, you’ll find fun ideas to use at home to involve the family and reinforce their learning. 

Below you will find each of the 7 Habits listed and a brief description of each. 

Habit 1: Be Proactive– “We’re in charge”

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I don’t blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.  

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind – “Have a plan” 

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my schools vision and look for ways to be a good citizen. 

 Habit 3: Put First things first – “Work first, then play” 

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I shouldn’t do. I set goals, make a plan and follow it. I am disciplined and organised. 

 Habit 4: Think Win-Win – “Anyone can win” 

I balance working towards getting what I want with consideration for what others want. When there are disagreements I look for a solution where we can all be satisfied. 

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then be Understood:-“Listen before you talk” 

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try and see things from their point of view. I listen without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking to them. 

 Habit 6: Synergise – “Together is better” 

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different to me. I work well in groups. I ask for other people’s ideas on how to solve problems because I know working as a team gets better results than working alone. 

 Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw – “Balance feels best” 

I take care of my body by eating the right foods and getting the right amount of sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and in lots of places, not just at school. I take time to find ways to help others. 


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