What is Hauora?
Hauora is more than health, it is more than wellbeing. Hauora for Te Maru o Ngongotaha is the umbrella which protects our tamariki and rangatahi in their educational journey and also sits alongside and underneath what we do in schools in collaboration with our community and whanau.
Hauora is about working alongside and teaching the skills for individuals to reach their full potential, confident in who they are.
Hauora is about care and consideration, while having high expectations.
Notice that "au" is in the words whanau, hauora, and consider how these connections make us whole.
Leading Lights (Stronger Schools)
Building relationships with Lakes DHB has been a large part of this work. We have been gifted Leading Lights and are currently ensuring this connects with our local support agencies. Leading Lights gives us pathways for possible supports and interventions for the classroom.
Learning Support and Hauora
The Learning Support Delivery Model strengthens how learning support is provided so that all children and young people get the right support, in the right place, at the right time.
It organises learning support based on what best meets the needs of local children and young people.
The Learning Support Delivery Model brings local early learning services, kōhanga reo, schools and kura together to identify local needs and resources, and work with the Ministry of Education, other agencies and providers to plan support based on what they know works for children, young people, families and whānau.
Learning Support Coordinators
In 2019 Te Maru o Ngongotaha Schools collated their Learning Support Registers using a consistent model across all twelve Kahui Ako Schools. As a result of having this information we were allocated eight Learning Support Coordinators who have started their work in 2020.
Some of the schools within Te Maru o Ngongotaha use PB4L philosophies. Combined with Restorative Practices and Mana Potential this kaupapa supports our tamariki and rangatahi to make positive behaviour decisions.
ERO Wellbeing Resources
Why focus on student wellbeing?
The ethical responsibility of teachers, leaders and trustees is to consider, promote, balance and respond to all aspects of the student, including their physical, social, emotional, academic and spiritual needs. These considerations require deliberate expression and action across all curriculum areas, pastoral care, strategic priorities and teaching practices. To maximise the role that schools have in promoting and responding to student wellbeing, these systems, people and initiatives require a high level of school-wide coordination and cohesion.
Support for a focus on students' wellbeing exists in professional frameworks including The Code of Ethics for Registered Teachers, Registered Teacher Criteria, the National Administration Guidelines, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Vulnerable Children Act. Student wellbeing is not only an ethical and moral obligation for teachers, leaders and trustees but also a legal responsibility.
Health Promoting Schools
Health Promoting Schools (HPS) is a school community-led development approach. Health Promoting Schools has more recently become known as Healthy, Active Living.
Positive Behaviour for Learning initiatives help parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres, and schools address problem behaviour, improve children's well-being, and increase educational achievement.
By strengthening relationships and creating more positive home and school environments, we remove barriers to engagement and improve students' chances to achieve at school and beyond.
PB4L is a long-term, systematic approach involving ten initiatives. These include whole-school change initiatives, targeted group programmes, and individual student support services.
Find out more information About PB4L.
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