At St Joseph's Regional College Pastoral Care, discipline and welfare are based on a Restorative Practice approach. restorative practices endeavour to build positive, caring relationships for all. These practices provide members of the College community:

  • A consistent way to handle conflict and student behaviour.
  • A reflective tool to use in evaluating their own practice.
  • A platform for the development of a collegial and united staff.
  • A way of being consistently fair in decision making.
  • A method for communicating with parents that they can resonate with and understand.
  • Profound builder of culture and community.

Restorative Practices uses a consistent approach which includes common non-blame questions:

  • What happened?
  • What were you thinking of at the time?
  • What have you thought about since?
  • Who has been affected by what you have done?
  • In what way have they been affected?
  • What do you think you need to do to make things right?
  • What did you think when you realised what had happened?
  • What impact has this incident had on you and others?
  • What has been the hardest thing for you?
  • What do you think needs to happen to make things right?

Develop Restorative Practices to enhance relationships by: Why a RESTORATIVE PRACTICE approach to Pastoral Care and Student Management improves learning outcomes and relationships.   Adam Voigt - Real Schools Founder

The link below is a PowerPoint presentation for parents, teachers, and all school staff on building stronger, positive relationships with young people.

REAL SCHOOLS- Parent Information Session

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