3Rs Process

If students cannot resolve an incident via the 5 finger solution, yard duty teachers are always on hand to support students through restorative and problem solving conversations.  For those incidents that require a deeper level of discussion, the 3R's room is available each lunchtime. 


3R's stands for Reflection, Repair and Restitution.  It is supported by a teacher each and every lunchtime in the 3Rs room. The aim of 3Rs is to hear a full account, from all sides, of the incident and allow the relationship to be maintained. 


Chelsea Height Primary School follows the 3R method for unacceptable behavior, bystanders, victims and preventative measures.

The 3R’s process involves Reflection, Repair and Restitution which aims to assist students in understanding their behaviour and how it affects everyone in our school community. As a whole school we need a comprehensive understanding of the following terms and how they support and affect this policy.

What we understand
Consequence: The effect that behaviour has on oneself and other people.

Our focus is on educating students to understand how their behaviour can affect themselves and others and reflect on the possible outcomes before deciding to act. Consequences and punishments are not one and the same.


What we do

Restitution: A means to undo the damage and reconnect with your community. A means to rebuild trust.


When students misbehave inappropriately, they are given the opportunity to reflect upon their decisions and how those decisions have affected themselves and others. They are also provided with an opportunity to make amends and/or restore the damage.


What we resist doing
Punishment: The deliberate inflicting of physical or emotional discomfort pain and or fear to control behaviour.
Delivered after the event


Our focus is on educating students to change their behaviour based on their understanding of how it affects others, rather than the fear of punishment. We are here to help the children, not hurt them.


The 3Rs Method is a behaviour education methodology that builds self-awareness and self-management skills for children having difficulty with their behaviour. It strengthens relationships, develops empathy, addresses bystander behaviour and makes a genuinely safe school achievable. Students complete a Guide Sheet depending on the nature of the situation and the age of the student involved. The range of Guide Sheets permits the behaviour education of students to be more specific and consequently more effective.

Our focus is on educating students to change their behaviour based on their understanding of how it affects others, rather than on the fear of punishment. We are here to help children not hurt them.