Practices at Our Lady's

Restorative Practices is an approach to disipline that requires students to reflect on their behaviour, acknowledge the effect their behaviour has on others and to repair relationships.

At Our Lady's we implement a Restorative approach in our practice.

The principle behind this approach is that human beings are happier, more cooperative and productive, when those in positions of authority do things 'with them' or ' for them'.

Using Restorative Pracitces improves student learning and engagement as it rebuilds, restores and strengthens relationships. It focuses on helping young people develop their own resilience and problem solve when conflicts arise.

All programs of the school aim to promote mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Parents are seen as important partners in supporting these programs to support their child's wellbeing.

These are some questions that help support children when they do not make the right choices so they are listened to, understand the other person involved and think about their future actions to improve. 

  1. What happened?
  2. How did it happen?
  3. How did you act in this situation?
  4. Who do you think was affected?
  5. How was he/she affected?
  6. How were you affected?
  7. What needs to happen to make things right?
  8. If the same situation happens again, how could you behave differently?