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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 2403..


(2) From 2004 - 2006 training and support to schools consisted of:

1. Peta Blood, Consultant, Circle Speak Sydney provided:

    • Fifteen one-day courses on restorative practices, combining theory and practice. Five hundred and forty classroom and executive teachers attended these workshops.
    • Five, two-day (Circle Time) workshops to which a total of 120 classroom teachers attended. Circle Time is the preventive aspect of restorative practices that aims to build relationships between students and students/teachers.
    • Training in conference facilitation for 17 Student Management Consultants in order for them to work alongside teachers in schools and provide additional support. Each year all new Student Management Consultants are provided with this training.

2. Officers from the Student Support Services Section provided:

    • Circle Time training for experienced classroom practitioners in order to build the capacity within the system and provide sustainability. Four Circle Time workshops have been scheduled during 2006 to provide training for up to 100 teachers.
    • Support and guidance for school implementation teams, assisting them in creating plans, processes and timelines for implementation.
    • Professional learning activities at four high schools and ten primary schools in 2005 and 2006 for approximately 380 teaching staff.

(3) An evaluation of restorative practices will be actioned in semester 2, 2006.

Sport-code of conduct

(Question No 1162)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 8 June 2006:

(1) What has been the progress of the development of a code of conduct for players, coaches, officials, administrators and parents;

(2) When will this code of conduct be fully implemented;

(3) What has been the progress of developing "yellow cards"for people behaving inappropriately at sports events;

(4) When will this policy be fully implemented;

(5) What has been the progress of developing awards for positive behaviour and positive attitudes;

(6) When will this policy be fully implemented;

(7) What has been the progress of implementing coach meetings before events to outline the standard of behaviour.


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