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.

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 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