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Hauora-Wellbeing, is a centralised theme in our curriculum and is reflected in learning and teaching practice throughout the school.   It includes four dimensions, each of which support one another and are interwoven in learning programmes across the school:

Taha Whanau  (Social Well-being).
Family relationships, friendships, and other interpersonal relationships; feelings of belonging, compassion and caring; and social support.

Taha Tinana (Physical Well-being)
The physical body, its growth, development, and ability to move, and ways of caring for it.

Taha Hinengaro (Mental and Emotional Well-being)
Coherent thinking processes, acknowledging and expressing thoughts and feelings and responding constructively.

Taha Wairua (Spiritual Well-being)
The values and beliefs that determine the way people live, the search for meaning and purpose in life and personal identity and self-awareness.

Taha Whaanau

Taha Tinana

Taha Hinengaro

Taha Wairua

Collaboration with families and Whanau

Daily communication books (phone, text, email)

Celebatory Events – Matariki

Sharing learning and achievement – Seesaw updates

IEP’s/Combined assessment

Family get togethers such as meet and greet at the start of the year.

Daily fitness and movement opportunities.

Planned Health and physical Education learning.

Swimming programmes.

Timely implementation of Therapy programmes.

Hygiene and personal care programmes

Sexuality Education

Building relationships with peers and staff.

Social Skills programmes

Opportunities for mainstream inclusion/integration

Inclusive learning environments and programmes

Psychologist input

  • mental health
  • behaviour support

Fostering relationships with local iwi and amenities

 – Tauhei Marae

 – Pukemokemoke Reserve

Kapa Haka

Regular opportunities for Waiata and Karakia

Multicultural celebrations

Special Character host schools – Marian Catholic School.

M3 Mindfulness Programme


Our relationships with our wider community help create a breadth of opportunity for students to participate in experiences to support their wellbeing.  This includes:

  • Energize
  • Special Olympics
  • Sexuality Education
  • Life Education Trust
  • RDA
  • Ministry of Health providers (dental team, Public Health Nurse)
  • Work Experience