Restorative practice is fundamental to our school’s approach to fostering a positive and inclusive community. It is a collaborative approach to conflict resolution that focuses on repairing harm and building relationships. Through restorative circles, students and staff engage in open dialogue, actively listening to one another and taking responsibility for their actions.
Restorative practices are designed to be an inclusive approach to solving social or behavioural issues where consequences are discussed, understood and relevant to the issue. This process allows participants to build empathy, understanding and find resolutions that meet the needs of all involved. The restorative practice cultivates a safe and supportive environment where conflict is resolved constructively. Students develop essential social and emotional skills that will contribute to their overall wellbeing, emphasising accountability, respect and restoration of positive relationships.