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©2019 by Halswell Residential College. 

Philosophy of Care and School Policies

Philosophy of Care

We believe in the rights of children and have developed the following
actions to underpin our practice.

Build Relationships /  Whanaungatanga
  • We will create a relationship-based therapeutic milieu which is responsive to individual needs.

  • We will involve students, whanau and IWS in creating student learning goals.

  • We will seek ways to engage every student.

  • We will keep students physically and psychologically safe.

  • We will listen to and respond to students respectfully and model restorative practice even if their behaviour is hostile.

  • We will uphold students’ dignity and privacy.

  • We will have professional and collaborative partnerships to best meet student needs.

Be Resilient / Manawa-Roa
  • We will model contagious calmness, persistence and resilience.

  • We will recognise students’ potential and build on their strengths.

  • We will provide a range of activities where students can relax, play and have fun.

  • We will ensure students can make mistakes without fear.

  • We will accommodate students’ physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and cultural needs.

Reflect  /  Whaiwhakaaro
  • We will reflect on our practice and look for how we can do things better.

  • We will ensure students experience and celebrate success.

  • We will ensure that consequences are a learning opportunity.

  • We will capture the collective student voice to improve our practice.

  • We will provide opportunities for students to ask for help or advocacy.

  • We will provide a programme that is consistent and responsive to individual student needs.

  • We will give students an opportunity to be part of decision-making that affects them.

  • We will support students to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas.

Policies

Behaviour

Support

Policy

Board of

Trustees Fees

and Expenses

Policy

Complaints

Policy

Employment

& Personnel

Policy

Equal Employment

Opportunities

Policy

Finance

Policy

Health

 & Safety

Policy

Protected

Disclosures

Policy

Staff Appointments

 Policy