Date
24 July 2024

Prioritise wellbeing

Create a school culture of wellbeing and hauora for all. New Zealand and international research shows that when children and young people have a strong sense of wellbeing they can engage meaningfully in learning.

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Bring the joy

Bring the joy

This article in the Education Gazette reports on how a positive approach to wellbeing has led to success for a group of Wellington schools.

We need to get rid of the fear and anxiety and bring people together again – inside the classroom and out. Let’s find the joy in teaching and learning again!

Bernadette, Sacred Heart

Create a wellbeing culture

Create a wellbeing culture

In this video, Te Kura Māori o Porirua talks about their vision and how kaiako are working with whānau to support tamariki wellbeing.

Promote wellbeing across the curriculum

Promote wellbeing across the curriculum

Deliberately map and review curriculum opportunities to support wellbeing and mental health issues. Ensure all students have opportunities to explore wellbeing issues at all year levels.
  • Develop culturally responsive approaches to wellbeing and hauora.
  • Explicitly teach wellbeing through Health and PE using the Mana model.
  • Integrate social and emotional learning.
  • Map out wellbeing themes such as resilience and belonging across all curriculum areas.
  • Identify and implement programmes that meet wellbeing needs.

Support teacher wellbeing

Support teacher wellbeing

Sancta Maria College in Auckland created The Good New Habits Book when they found teachers were floundering due to workload intensity, demands on time and an unbalanced approach.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Foster wellbeing and mental health”:

Return to the guide “Behaviour and learning”

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