Expectations of a Safe School
At Lynfield College all students can expect to:
If any student feels they have been unfairly treated in any way, they should speak with their form teacher, or subject teacher, or Dean, and the matter will be investigated. There is also the option of talking through the situation with one of the Guidance Counsellors.
Me Te Aroha Ka Tutuki
-through caring concern and support for others all things are possible
Our behaviour management procedures place emphasis on restorative practices to enable students to take responsibility for the results of their behaviour. The fundamental hypothesis of restorative practices is simple: that human beings are happier, more productive and more likely to make positive changes in their behaviour when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.
Our Deans, Guidance and Senior Management Teams have received training in restorative practices and frequently manage mediation work to hold students accountable for their behaviour, whilst working to ensure a safe and pleasant environment. Workshops and further training opportunities are also offered throughout the year to our entire staff.
The detention system and other traditional measures sit alongside our restorative practices and should be utilized less as restorative practices are embedded within our school culture.