Introduction to Restorative Practices and Circles

Learning Focus
Wellbeing and Engagement
Start Date
30 Jul, 2024
Enrol by
23 Jul, 2024
Program Description

Join us for an immersive two-day program designed for school leaders, teachers, and professionals seeking to implement restorative practices within their school communities.

Developed and grounded in practice, this program provides a common language and approach, empowering participants to reframe conflicts and tensions as opportunities for rebuilding or strengthening relationships.

Each participant will receive a resource pack that includes question cards and posters to support their practice and implementation.
Relief will be provided to support participants to attend the two-day program.

Program Structure:

Day 1 – Introduction to Restorative Practices:

  • Explore practical strategies for building strong, healthy relationships.
  • Gain foundational knowledge of restorative practice theory and its effectiveness in achieving positive behavioural outcomes.
  • How to use affective language and the restorative questions when conflict occurs.
  • Understand the history of restorative practices and its relationship to restorative justice.
  • Engage in interactive experiences to deepen understanding of the fundamental premise of restorative practices.

Day 2 – Using Circles Effectively:

  • Learn how to use circles to proactively build healthy relationships, social capital and learning circles.
  • Utilise restorative practice/problem-solving processes.
  • Discover how circles can support individuals through serious situations.
Program Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the theoretical components of Restorative Practice.
  • Learn reliable, practical strategies to engage and build strong, healthy relationships.
  • Establish norms and address behaviour in the context of its impact on others.
  • Implement practical activities into daily work to provide consistency in building school community and responding effectively to challenges.
  • Gain confidence and competence in using restorative practices to create positive change
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement
  • Innovation and change
  • Engaging and working with the community
Relief Details

Relief will be provided to support participants to attend the two-day program

Location, Date & Time

North-West – Gateway Hotel Devonport; 16 Fenton St, Devonport – 9am – 3pm 

  • Day 1 – Tuesday 28 May 2024
  • Day 2 – Wednesday 29 May 2024

North – The Sebel Launceston; 12-14 St John St, Launceston – 9am – 3pm 

  • Day 1 – Thursday 30 May 2024
  • Day 2 – Friday 31 May 2024

South – Rydge’s Hobart; 393 Argyle St, North Hobart – 9am – 3pm

  • Day 1 Thursday 13 June 2024
  • Day 2 Friday 14 June 2024

Online Webinar – 9am – 3pm 

  • Day 1 Tuesday 30 July 2024
  • Day 2 Friday 16 August 2024