What is Hi 5?
Values and Hi 5
is an effective strategy to develop problem-solving strategies for
whole school approach that can also eradicate bullying.
is a 5 step problem solving strategy that can be used in the
classroom, in the playground and for perceived bullying incidents.
- used to foster better relationships, personal achievement and
improved student well being.
- Hi 5
used to build student's social skills and resilience.
positive impact and shape School Code of Behaviour.
be a habit, a quick reply without thinking or a conscious mean,
supportive words you can say about people and their
As a Staff:-
How to Implement Hi 5:
want to teach our children the skills which will build their
self-esteem and empower them to take responsibility for themselves
and give them the power to practise these skills.
want to promote pro-active strategies to prevent incidents becoming
Do the Hi 5:-
5 program takes 4/5 sessions to implement. (1 structured lesson for
4/5 weeks to teach the strategy).
the Y chart (looks like, feels like, sounds like).
steps are modelled and taught through role play.
class will have a Hi 5 chart showing steps for
teaching/modelling problem-solving strategies.
you didn't hear it.
- Do not make eye contact.
- Maintain positive body posture (calm,
- Think positive self-esteem statements.
- Count to five in your head slowly.
- Take deep breaths.
- USE ROLE PLAY TO SHOW WHAT IGNORING LOOKS
LIKE, SOUNDS LIKE AND MAY
a calm voice.
Maintain relatively close body proximity.
"I" statements - I feel ....... when you........ because........
not use eye contact.
somewhere, preferably towards a congested area or to a safety zone
not look back. Walk
confidently, don't run.
tall, head up high.
As per Talk Friendly.
Use an assertive voice, slightly raised.
Tell them to stop it.
Re-state your "I" statement. eg. I said.......
State the consequences of continued bullying.
Reporting Vs Dobbing:
Walk away and tell a staff member.
Go to a safety zone.
Bystanders - support and report.
Report, report, report until somebody listens.
Children need to know the difference between reporting and dobbing.
is helping/getting yourself out of trouble.
is trying to get someone in trouble using a whiny voice.
- Children should in most circumstances attempt to problem- solve
- Unsuccessful after doing Hi 5 steps- see teacher.
Asking the teacher for support:
Teacher dialogue should take the following format:
this a serious problem?
this your problem?
have you tried already to solve it? (Have you tried the Hi 5?)
you want a solution?
sort of solution do you want?
Reporting straight away
the issue involves
children to report straight away to a teacher.
They are not
to solve problem themselves. e.g. Incidents of physical danger - Child running out of school gates
Role of Teacher :
- Investigate and discuss incident with child.
Refer to detention/advise Class Teacher
Serious refer to Administration
occurs when children can not only
talk the talk
walk the walk.
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