At St Francis Xavier College we understand that relationships are central to all we do, and we aim to work collaboratively with all members of our community.
Our Positive Learning Partnerships allow us to build stronger relationships with students and to positively impact the teaching and learning environment.
We have three clear expectations that underpin Positive Learning Partnerships and that inform our approach to working with students and with families:
Our approach to promoting Positive Learning Partnerships includes:
In order to support the College’s Positive Learning Partnerships, the following skills are taught to promote respect, responsibility and resilience:
St Francis Xavier College recognises that it is a natural part of human relationships and living in community to experience times of challenge. In these times of challenge, the College accesses a restorative approach which focuses on relationships. By exploring how people are affected and how solutions can be found, we work with members of our community to restore healthy relationships and a positive learning environment. A restorative approach helps to support the development of prosocial behaviours which enable healthy individual development and restore relationships and connection to community.
A restorative approach aims to involve students in the process of healing and moving forward when harm has been done. It prompts them to recognise the nature and impact of wrongdoing so that they may move towards healing for themselves and for their relationships with others in the community.
The aims of a restorative approach are to:
The restorative approach: