We were scheduled to hear from two Porirua College students who had attended this year’s RYPEN at
Tulia Solomona and Pualaga Tua’aufa’li spoke about their RYPEN experience in glowing terms. They had been pushed beyond their normal limits, taken unfamiliar risks, and made new friends. They had thought more about their futures, and with greater confidence. Tulia wants to study medicine and
They expressed their thanks to the club for sponsoring them, and to David Knight for helping with transport.
You know you’re getting old when College Deputy Principals look so young. John Topp shared his 10 years’ experience at the college with a focus on restorative practices, for which it has become quite well-known.
The school roll of about 500 is
In 2001 restorative practices were introduced, based on the framework of restorative justice introduced for criminal offenders by the NZ Justice Department.
The object is to have a wrongdoer accept responsibility for their actions and come to an understanding of the effect they have had on the victim. This is done via facilitated face-to-face meetings in which the mana of both parties can be restored. It was
Our fellows found this topic of great interest, with many having further discussion with the speakers