How to be a good friend

In 3/4W, we just read a book called ‘Never lonely again’ and spoke about what makes a good friend.

This is what we thought about what makes a good friend:

  • Be kind to people and not shout. Use kind voices and tones.
  • If someone is lonely, you can try to be their friend or be friendly towards them.
  • When they have made good choices, you should say ‘good job’ or encourage them.
  • Share things with your friends.
  • Say nice things to people and maybe say ‘I can be your friend’.
  • Remind your friends or people kindly about making the right choices. Don’t encourage inappropriate choices or pay attention to not so good choices.
  • Be confident to say ‘stop’ to things that are unkind or hurtful to people. If they don’t stop, use persistence to keep trying or tell a teacher.

Do you think there is anything we could add to the list? If so, please include it in the comments. How have you been a good friend? 

42 thoughts on “How to be a good friend

  1. Dear 34 W
    l think if you want to be a good friend you could share things with them (but not food)and use nice word to them, don’t be rude, if they are hurt you could care about them and help them.
    From Gillian

    • Dear Aditya,

      I agree with you, everyone should treat other people nicely like saying good job to good choices or stand up for them when they’re being bullied. But don’t encourage bad choices. You can be a good friend like that.
      From Evan

  2. Dear 3/4W

    To be a good friend it is like saying nice words to people. If someone is upset don’t leave them alone, just ask them to be your friend then they will be happy.
    Form Aditya

  3. Dear 34W and visitors,
    Another thing you could include is not to say things are easy or boring because other people might find them hard or fun.

    From DHRITI 🙂

  4. Dear 3/4W,
    You can be a good friend in lots of different ways. You can share and encourage. Remember that wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.
    From Tara

  5. Dear 34 W,
    I think that if someone is sitting alone you could go up to them ask them if any thing is wrong and if there is something wrong try and help them.
    From Jess

  6. Dear 3/4W,
    When you are kind to other people you make new friends but when you are mean you lose friends so you need to make sure you are always kind to people so you have many friends.
    From Amira

  7. Hi Ms Wong,
    I agree, all of those things can make you a good friend. What kinds of food do you eat in your country?

  8. Dear 3/4W,
    I agree with your blog post and I believe this is a very important topic because kids can sometimes treat their friends disrespectfully. I also think to be a good friend you should be supportive.
    From Swest2

  9. Dear 34w,
    I agree with you because if you really want to be a good friend you have to be kind and respectful. You also have to encourage them and give them feed back of what you think it’s right.
    Sincerely sromero013

    • Dear Ksavell,
      I agree that honesty should be added to the list because if you are not honest it could lead to big problem in the future. Is there anything else you can think of?
      From Jess

  10. Hey I’m a 8th grade student from Chula Vista California and my class is doing a blog challenge and this weeks topic is on food. I was wondering what type of food do you guys eat ? Can you please tell us at

    • Dear R Perez,
      A pretty popular food over here is Pizza, although it is an Italian dish many people over here love it. What’s your favourite NBA team?
      From Dhriti

  11. Dear Ms. Wong,

    I agree with what your class said about how to be a good friend. Telling your friend what is wrong and what’s wrong is a good one. I think a popular action that makes a good friend is giving them a shoulder to cry on, it is a good one too.

    • Dear Class Flag 8,
      Thank you for replying to our blog. We enjoyed reading your comments. That’s a good idea about being a good friend and being a shoulder to cry on. One of our favourite foods is lasagne (it’s Italian!). What is your favourite food?
      Do you have a favourite soccer team?
      From 3/4W

  12. Hi Class,
    I really liked your blog about how to be a good friend. My class is participating in a Student Blogging Challenge and I was wondering what’s your favorite food from your Country? Check out our blog –

  13. Dear 3/4W,
    I really like your blog. It really shows what it means to be a good friend. I agree with all these points and think everyone should take a minute to read. Check out my class’ blog and see our blogs! (:

  14. Hello,
    I am a student that is writing from California, for a blogging challenge we are doing this week we need to learn about other foods from other countries, if you have time can you visit which is our blog, to tell us about some popular foods of your country?

    • Dear Jdaid,
      Our favourite types of food are all sorts of things. Some of them are are lasagna,and ice cream (not really sure but those are the ones that are the most popular) What are your favourite food in USA and what is your favourite NBA team. Please reply as soon as possible
      Lucas 🙂

  15. Dear 3/4 W
    being a good friend is important you can be a good friend by being kind or encouraging others. Sometimes to be a good friend means you have to be confident because you might need to ask some one to be your friend, and if someone is asking you to be your friend don’t be mean because it might be hard for someone to ask some one to be their friend. If someone doesn’t have a friend then you can ask them to join in with you because they might be shy.

    From Tara

  16. Dear 3/4W,
    Another thing is not being boastful or if someone gets something wrong or if they think different to you not to tease them
    From Georgie

  17. Dear 3/4W
    I know how to be a good friend by being nice to them and helping them when they need help. I can also say ‘you can play with me’ when they are lonely.
    I think it is very important to make friends because others can stand up for me.
    From Evan

  18. Thank you for this will be really helpful. I would really like to know about popular foods in New Zealand. I’m from the United States. If you would like to know more about foods in our country you are more than welcome to visit our blog.

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