Restorative Practices are best understood as a ‘community response’ to wrong-doing. This involves bringing together all of the people involved in an incident to understand how people have been affected with a focus on putting it right.
Why is Rosehill College using this approach?
Educators are recognising that Restorative Practices have many advantages over punishment alone. Restorative practices have a focus on people, not rules. Restorative practices give victims a voice about how they want their case to be handled. Restorative practices make students who offend accountable to the people they have hurt.
Restorative practices address the root cause of an issue, not just the symptoms.
How do Restorative Practices Fit With Our Values?
Perfectly! Rosehill College is a community of students, parents and staff – so having a community or hui response to wrong-doing is ideal. Restorative Practices place a priority on protecting relationships and rebuilding them if they become damaged through a harmful incident. Restorative Practices are built upon core values such as Respect, Responsibility and Caring – which match our own values.