At Elmwood Normal School our values of collaboration, creativity, empathy, excellence and independence underpin everything we do. Students, teachers and parents are expected to demonstrate these values each and every day through their interactions.
To support students with their development of these core values, we employ the restorative practice model to assist with behaviour management. Restorative practice is an approach to wrong doing that works to strengthen connections between people. The approach confronts the wrongdoing but at the same time is fair, honest and highly supportive of all people involved. Restorative practice is based on the art of listening and the search for shared understanding of how people are affected by the actions of others. This approach leads to a positive way forward.