“Mindfulness can reduce anxiety and stress, boost our mood and improve our focus, while also helping
our relationships, sleep and general wellbeing.
Mindfulness is simply about being in the moment, observing our thoughts,
our aurongo or emotions and the world around us.
What we do every day matters more than what we do once in a while. While brief mindful moments may
seem insignificant, over time their impact really adds up.”
-- Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Mindful moments are woven throughout the curriculum at Waikōwhai Intermediate. Students are invited to
a daily mindfulness practice in the library during Break 2, facilitated by our school counsellor.