Our thinking

Wellbeing is fundamental to all activities in our kura, and central to the vision, values and principles of a NZ curriculum. Hauora encompasses four crucial inter-related elements taha tinana - physical wellbeing, taha hinengaro - mental and emotional wellbeing, taha whānau - social wellbeing, and taha wairua - spiritual wellbeing. If all of our young people are to be confident, connected and actively involved as lifelong learners, they need to be happy and secure, have equitable learning opportunities and have their culture, language and identity recognised. Optimal learner (staff and student) wellbeing is a sustainable state, characterised by positive feelings and attitudes, effective relationships at and with kura, inclusiveness, resilience, self optimism and a high level of satisfaction with learning experiences. This will be achieved through seamless transitions between and across our kura, tertiary and workplaces with the support of whānau and the wider community.

Key Elements

  • Whānau
  • Transition
  • Learning Support
  • Resilience/inclusiveness
  • Reciprocal whānau partnerships

Just imagine if...

  • Learning environments increasingly foster resilience, self-efficacy, belonging and a growth mindset.
  • There were powerful partnerships between ākonga, whānau, kura and support services
  • “Diversity” and “Difference” are recognised and celebrated.
  • Powerful partnerships and consistency ensure seamless transitions for ākonga and whānau between and across all kura, tertiary and workplaces.
  • Teachers are aware of the importance of resilience, self-efficacy, belonging and a growth mindset in relation to well-being and it’s impact on learning.
  • Staff and ākonga wellbeing is supported by manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, āko and mahi tahi.
  • Specific learning needs are supported across the Kāhui Ako guided by kura and support services.
  • Māori students see themselves reflected in their environment [mentally, physically & spiritually
  • There is a shared understanding of hauora across the Kāhui Ako.