Restorative Practice helps schools to build and maintain positive, respectful relationships across their community. It is a relational approach, grounded in beliefs about fairness, dignity, mana and the potential of all people.
The University of Waikato has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Education to bring Restorative Practice to schools across Aotearoa New Zealand. We are working with 170 schools from Northland to Southland.
Our skilled team models restorative and relational practices in the way we work with each other and with schools. We provide a coordinated, coherent and flexible approach to service delivery that is tailored to meet the school’s needs, ensure our work is culturally responsive and facilitates connections between schools and with the wider restorative community.