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Restorative School Discipline

Restorative Practices and mutual respect are the foundations for interactions across members of the KCS community, not retribution and punishment. Restorative school discipline is students focused, and accepting that positive and supportive relationships are crucial for learning to occur in KCS.

The aim of Restorative Practice is to manage conflict and tension by repairing harm and strengthening relationships as a way of building community. Clear definitions of behaviour and consequences are put in place and communicated throughout the school and with families. Ongoing backup supports are in place to attend to students with severe behavioural issues. 

Discipline Approach: STER 

ComponentDescription
SupportStudents learn best in a supportive environment.
TeachExplicit teaching of values is an integral part of discipline.
 ExerciseProvide opportunities for students to practise/exercise what they have learnt. 
 Redirect Ask good questions to help students to reflect and restore their relationship with those they have hurt.

Restorative Questions for Recall, Reflection and Response:
  • What happened?
  • What was going through your mind at that time?
  •  Who has been affected by what you did? How?
  • What do you think about it now?v  What can you do to fix things up?
  • What can I do to help you?