Positive Behaviour for Learning


Positive Behaviour for Learning –  PB4L restorative practice model focuses on building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships across the school community. It offers school staff best-practice tools and techniques that easily manage to restore relationships when things go wrong. Restorative practice provides an opportunity for people to take responsibility for their actions and problem solve how to repair the harm.

Our Values – TERA

TERA Expectations at Newton Central

PB4L – Restorative Practice NZ

The Restorative Essentials

Three fundamental elements

  • Relational approach
  • Effective communication skills
  • Restorative conversations

TERA Restorative Practice Plan

Actors from Rūma Kotahi / Room 1

Restorative Conversations

Relational conversations are the everyday interactions that support staff to build and maintain positive relationships with students and each other.

The dialogue of the conversation focuses these five elements:

  • Tell the story
  • Explore the harm
  • Repair the harm
  • Reach an agreement
  • Plan follow-up.

The follow-up phase is for monitoring the progress of the agreement or outcome reached.

TERA RP Minor & Major Behaviour Flowchart

TERA RP Crisis Behaviour Flowchart

TERA RP Tier Structure for Newton