Wellbeing - Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices involves the building of positive relationships and establishing a supportive environment that is fair, consistent and democratic.

The underlying principle is that relationships are important, and when a harmful or disruptive incident occurs, the focus is on the harm caused to the relationship and the subsequent actions that will work towards restoration. Importance is placed on responsibility for actions and the affect they have on others in the community.

Circle Time is a part of school life used to reflect on the restorative approach and relationship building. It helps to explore respectful relationships and teach problem solving skills to assist conflict resolution. When children feel like they belong within the group they develop trust and confidence to open up about their feelings. Creating a warm and welcoming circle where children feel secure and included is the first aim of Circle Time.