Konini School is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School. PB4L underpins everything we do. It is interwoven in the values that shape and maintain our school kaupapa. To foster a culture of mutual respect and achieve high expectations for student behaviour and learning we;
Maintain a school environment that is positive and supportive
Ensure that expectations are consistently clear
Recognise and celebrate expected behaviours
Demonstrate consistency and fairness when responding to inappropriate behaviour
Konini School is also a Restorative Practice School. This practice is part of PB4L and focuses on positive relationships, a culture of care, mutual respect and taking responsibility for your own behaviour.
So, when students make mistakes around their behaviour or learning choices in class or in the playground, in most cases, we approach the situation by having conversations and getting students to tell their story, explore the harm, repair the harm and reach an agreement. Sometimes this is with a teacher or with their peers.
‘Manaakitia te tangata, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no hea’.
‘Treat people respectfully, irrespectively of who they are and where they come from’.
PB4L and Restorative Practice are both well supported by the Ministry of Education. Please click through for more information.