Our school believes that children learn best when they have a strong sense of belonging and connectedness within the school environment. Our school envisions our respectful relationship practices as the ‘nest’ within which the children can thrive as learners. The ‘nest’ provides a shared place of respect and kindness with links within and across the school community, nurturing each child as a developing learner.
The lynchpin of an effective learning community is a shared and negotiated understanding of the ways in which learners treat one another. (English and Deane, 2001)