Supporting Year 7 and 8 tamariki to use their strengths and weave positivity into each day.

Our young tamariki (children) need guidance, encouragement and confidence. This powerful programme helps them to understand their strengths, build positive relationships, and develop resilience and confidence to navigate their world. 

primary school children learning about emotions 

Build character

Tamariki learn about "character strengths", and how these are different from values and skills.

Develop inner strength

They’ll discover how to grow and use their strengths to respond to challenging life experiences.

Self-awareness and self esteem

Tamariki will learn about their emotions, and how to be their own best friend.

Find calm

They’ll learn practical breathing and mindfulness techniques to help them relax and focus.

Looking after others

We'll help them understand what community wellbeing means and the vital role they can play in their communities.

educator with primary school children holding their certificates 

How it works

Learning over a term

Our awesome trained Community Educators will deliver 10 interactive 60-minute sessions to Year 7 and 8 classes across one school term.

Curriculum led

We developed Whatuia te Waiora Weaving Wellbeing in partnership with CORE Education, using best practice content and teaching methods.

Nationwide programme

Working with teachers, we visit schools across the motu (country), teaching intermediate school children important life skills.


What’s our kaupapa (purpose)?

We want young people to be comfortable in their own skin and develop into happy, thriving members of our communities.

We help make life-changing differences with our communities, and this is one of the programmes giving life to this mahi (work).

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What students have said

"I noticed changes in my thinking and not getting trapped in the bad thoughts."
Tamatea Intermediate School student

“I started to notice how someone is feeling... I might be able to help them if they're feeling worried or anxious, or even feeling left out.” 
Morrinsville Intermediate School student

"I've been a lot more calm using the breathing methods and am expressing myself more."
Titahi Bay Intermediate School student


What’s the cost?

There is no cost to this programme.

Our ka mahi matou (mission), is to improve the wellbeing and resilience of young New Zealanders, so we are happy sharing our mahi for the good of all.

Koha is welcome as it would help us reach more tamariki. 

  Donate to our mahi  

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