Restorative Practices

Respect, Restore, Repair.

We adopt Restorative Practices at Nazareth Catholic Primary School as our way of relating to each other.

The aim of Restorative Practice is to restore right relationships and bring about healing after some hurt or harm has been doneto another or others. It has, at its heart, the key Gospel values of reconciliation, responsibility, reintegration and resolution of conflict. Restorative Practice offers processes that can help all students learn to understand and deal with their own emotions in ways that build stronger relationships.

The Restorative Practice motto within the School is Triple R: Respect, Restore, Repair. Restorative Practice includes the following four key elements:

Focus upon harm and relationships, not on blame and punishment.

Working with one another.

Importance of fair process.

Key restorative 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?

What do you think you need to do to make things right?

By incorporating these key elements in the process of Restorative Practice the students build a powerful basis for experiencing and building healthy dialogue with each other.