Through Restorative Practices we seek to enhance relationships among students, and between students, teachers, and parents, so as to nurture our sense of community at the College.
A positive school climate, in which young people feel connected, is the best environment for learning.
Restorative Practices is a way of viewing conflict and wrong-doing that focuses on the harm these cause to people and to relationships, and the obligation to repair that harm. RP is an approach to behaviour management and discipline that emphasises the importance of relationships rather than punishment and making 'an example' of a wrong doer. RP is a way for students to develop better understanding of, and empathy with, others.
Mt Maria Restorative Practices Brochure .pdf
Just Relationships - RP in a Catholic School.pdf
RP In Everyday Life by Ted Wachtel.pdf
Mt Maria College follows the Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L) strategy to maximise student wellbeing and achieve effective behaviour supports.
What is PB4L?
PB4L is about people, practise and processes. It is not a program, but is about the way we 'do' work. Integrated into the PB4L strategy are:
A focus on learning
Wise and thorough use of data
Identifying and spreading good evidence-based practice
The goal of having a systematic PB4L is to achieve effective school-wide behaviour supports for all members of the school community and all involved with its implementation. It is based on three levels of support: