Pastoral Care

Senior School promotes a culture of mutual respect and support for each student’s social, emotional and spiritual progress. It aims to empower its students with the knowledge and skills to manage their lives and their relationships with others.

Trinity is committed to the process of Restorative Practice for Behaviour Management.Traditional punitive disciplinary responses tend to cause resentment rather than reflection and are rarely considered fair. They do not repair relationships between those in conflict and can actually make them worse. Punitive responses leave those labelled as wrongdoers feeling bad about themselves, leading to further alienation and can often leave those people expected to act punitively feeling uncomfortable and frustrated – and wishing there was an alternative. A restorative approach by contrast allows all sides a chance to tell their side of the story and feel heard, to better understand how the situation happened, to understand how it can be avoided another time, to feel understood by the others involved and to find a way to move on and feel better about themselves. Dealing with conflicts and challenges in this way means those involved can repair the damage done to their relationships with others involved, or even build relationships where there previously were none.

In summary, Restorative Practice :

  • encourages students to appreciate the consequences of their actions on others
  • enables students to make amends where their actions have harmed others
  • requires students to be accountable for their actions
  • encourages respect for all concerned

Through encouragement and careful supervision, we aim for every student to grow spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally during senior years.


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