Appreciation is one of the attitudes which we value highly at NCBIS. It is the basis for a positive attitude and people who have the ability to appreciate are happier people. We can show appreciation for the world and the people around us but also for ourselves. In school we enhance appreciation for instance by promoting a positive attitude in assessments. We involve our students in self and peer assessments and teach them to start with naming what went well and finishing their assessment with something they could do better in the future. NCBIS often gets the compliment that it breathes a happy atmosphere. One of the reasons we think for this comment is that we foster appreciation in our students.