RILLS is unique As soon as visitors step through the gate they notice the difference, not just the shady trees and lush green grass or the litter free play areas, it is the cheerful dispositions and exquisite manners of the students. RILLS children greet every visitor with a smiling ”Asalaam-o-Alaikum” and “an offer to help”. There are the normal sounds of children interacting, at work or at play, and they are happy sounds. Never will one hear shouts or screams of anger or distress. This is because they are heard with patience and respect when they speak and because teachers never raise their voices to scold, to insult or to out-shout them. Children’s negative behavior is always handled with patience and with reasoning. Consequently they also calm down and learn to discuss rather than force their point of view. That is why there are no bullies at RILLS, amongst the students or the teachers. Discipline is for a purpose, it is a means to an end not the end itself.