Our Lady of the Way will provide a safe, and caring environment for the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our students.
We understand and acknowledge that the wellbeing of each individual is intrinsically linked to their personal and academic success. We are committed to providing the tools and environment to enable each member of our community to flourish. To do this, we have a significant focus on the philosophy of ‘Restorative Practice’.
Restorative practice is a strategy that seeks to repair relationships that have been damaged, including those damaged through bullying. It does this by bringing about a sense of remorse and restorative action on the part of the offender and forgiveness by the victim.
The rationale behind this approach is that when offenders reflect upon their harm to victims: they become remorseful and act restoratively.
Practitioners can focus on the unacceptable behaviour of offenders rather than their moral character. This can lead to healthier interpersonal relations among members of the school community and more effective learning.
The wellbeing landscape of Our Lady of the Way will incorporate all aspects of school community life from students’ physical, intellectual, moral, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and development, to the safe and supportive environment in which they learn.