The staff from the various schools are receiving training in Restorative Practice which focuses on building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships across the school community and offers school staff best-practice tools and techniques to restore relationships when things go wrong. By building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships within a school, issues are more easily managed.
Restorative Practice is a process that provides schools with ways to repair harm and restore relationships. It uses the stories of those involved in an incident and the people close to it (e.g. students, staff and whanau) to:
Ø explore what has happened and who has been affected
Ø hold those who have caused harm accountable for their actions
Ø provide support to those who have been harmed, and others involved.