Restorative principles underlie the way we treat people and the way we resolve problems wherever possible. Wrongdoing, harmful behaviour, and conflict is seen as a violation of people and relationships. We put quality relationships at the heart of how we work together, and students are encouraged to be respectful of each other, to be responsible for their own actions, and to be really honest in their interactions during this process.
Waimate High School is a place where both victims and wrongdoers are encouraged to actively participate in processes that put things right and that ensure justice and fairness. The students are given the choice to participate in the restorative process or a punitive process.