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Well-being @ Wai

Attention to wellbeing / hauora underpins everything else we do at Waikōwhai Intermediate; our students need to feel connected and healthy to do well in their learning. 


Te Whare Tapa Whā model of hauora reminds us that our wellbeing is multi-dimensional. 

It is important that home and school work in partnership to support students’ wellbeing.

Please let your child’s class teacher know if there are have been any changes in your child’s

wellbeing or incidents that we should be aware of, so that we can work together to support



These are some of the things we have in place at Waikōwhai to foster wellbeing:

  • Access to counselling support

  • A restorative justice approach to healing the harm caused by wrongdoing

  • Opportunities to develop emotional regulation and mindfulness skills

You can find out more about how these things work at Waikōwhai Intermediate here: 

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Our wellbeing is a bit like the parts of a wharenui, built on the strong foundation of connection to the Earth.  When all four sides are strong and in balance, that is great for our wellbeing and hauora.

When one or more of the sides is out of balance or we feel disconnected that makes it hard.

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