It is all about RELATIONSHIPS, RELATIONSHIPS, RELATIONSHIPS! When our students first arrive, they do not know what to expect. They are apprehensive and asking themselves the questions we all ask each other when we are faced with a new social situation; "What will the others be like? Will they like me? Will I like them? Will they pick on me etc?" They usually feel bad about themselves and see themselves as "bad" kids as they have not had good experiences of school for a long time. Our job is to welcome them, alleviate their fears, help them make friends and above all to get to know them and their families. Until we get into our students' "Quality Worlds" we will have little influence.