Marlborough Girls’ College believes that harmonious working relationships are integral to creating a positive social and learning environment and, in the context, restorative practices have been applied to a wide variety of events that can occur in schools, ranging from ongoing classroom disruption to incidents of serious physical, social and/or emotional harm. Repairing relationships and those affected working out solutions together, is at the heart of this method. Restorative methods enhance a school-wide culture of mutual respect, care and support, event in the face of wrong doing and relational conflict.
We regularly discuss the importance of Positive Relationships in our lives and the importance of developing the social skills to enhance our relationships.
Our Student Behaviour Management at Marlborough Girls’ is based on an Expectation of high standards and Restorative Practice.
Features of a Health Promoting School
Marlborough Girls' College strives to be a Health promoting school with the following features emphasised at school:
- Warm, caring teachers
- A safe supportive school environment.
- Encouragement to participate and achieve
- Involvement in extracurricular activities
- The development and enhancement of thinking skills, including problem solving and seeing things from others' perspectives.
- Positive social interactions with other people.
- Attachments to one's community and culture.
"Schools with positive climates are places where people care, respect and trust one another, and where school organisation cares, respects and trusts people. " ( Pransky, 1991)
The Guidance Team