Student Behaviour

Student Behaviour Management 

Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices is a whole school approach to promoting resilience and aims to contribute to the building of positive relationships in school communities. It is focused on helping young people become aware of the impact of their behaviour on others through personal accountability and learning from a conflict situation. We utilise restorative questions to support rebuilding relationships.

Restorative Questions

  • What happened?
  • What were you thinking?
  • What are you thinking now?
  • Who has been hurt or is sad because of what you have done?
  • What do you need to do to make things right?

Definitions of Bullying Behaviour


Category Physical Psychological Verbal Sexual
Serious Intimidating gestures. Offensive gestures. Repeated exclusion. Intimidating language
Very Serious Using physical force on another student. E.g. pushing, hitting Personal, explicit offensive notes Repeated name calling or offensive language. Repeated unwanted discussions.
Malicious attack, hurting another child or adult. Deliberate throwing of objects. Victimisation of someone’s race, creed, appearance. Victimisation of any person’s disability talents or sexuality. Unwanted invitations of a sexual nature. Touching someone in a sexual manner

Measures applied for offences included in above grid

Serious Offences:

One warning. Warning certificate with clear explanation of misdemeanour will be filled out by teacher and sent home to be signed by parent. This certificate will be returned to school and kept in the office for one month. If the child reoffends within the month they will be given a lunchtime/afternoon detention.

Very Serious Offences:

Automatic school detention. Detention slip sent home and signed by parents. Slip will be filed at school and kept for the remainder of the term/year.

If a third detention occurs for the same behaviour within the term, the child will be removed from the yard or area until a meeting can be held with the student and his/her parents. This meeting will establish the necessary changes that need to take place in order for the child to be re-admitted to the classroom /yard.  These changes will be documented and signed by all parties including parents, teacher, principal and child.

If a fourth detention within the term occurs the child will be immediately removed from the class and the parents will be notified. A meeting will then be held with the above-mentioned parties and the parish priest to discuss the child’s future at St. John Bosco’s.

Detention is not to be seen as punitive. Within this time children will be given an opportunity to think about and respond to restorative questions.

This is used in conjunction with our Behaviour Management Plan which is available on our website.