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Kaiako

Don't miss our top tips on using Sparklers, and looking after you! Check 'em out before getting started.

A whole-school approach to hauora

We're exploring what it might be like to have hauora through every aspect of school and kura life. Come join us on this exciting hikoi!

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Your wellbeing workbook

We know hard it can be to fit wellbeing into your day, so we've tried to make this easy with some quick and fun weekly team meeting ideas. All set to make you feel good.

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Resources... just for you!

This is the go-to where we're storing the little things we've created just for teachers and kaiako - take a look to find some fun inspo!

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Supporting tamariki and whānau back to school

The 'one stop shop' for our teacher and whānau resources for helping tamariki during their first few weeks transitioning back to school.

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A bit about Sparklers

Sparklers helps our tamariki to be their best and embrace the things that make them unique.

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Why wellbeing matters

Wellbeing affects students’ engagement with learning, their social and emotional behaviour and their overall satisfaction with life at school.

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How to use Sparklers

Sparklers activities are modular, flexible and designed to be revisited, so you can offer tamariki many opportunities to build their knowledge and skills, across successive learning experiences.

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Cool things you can share... for free!

Free tools for letting parents & whānau know about wellbeing, Sparklers and how they can support the (wonderful!) work you're doing in class.

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Happy classroom tips!

Having a calming space in your classroom promotes wellbeing and can play a key role in improving learning outcomes.

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Supporting tamariki with diagnoses

We’ve been asked to collate some tips for teachers so they can best support tamariki who have a “diagnosis”.

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The best-est books & vids for kids!

One great way to teach kids abut emotions and social skills is to read them books about that very thing! Here are our top picks!

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Sparklers in action

Sparklers has sparked a revolution in this rural Canterbury school.

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St Martins School feeling the power of Whare Tapa Whā

St Martins School has taken Whare Tapa Whā to new heights

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Whitiora School 'changes the narrative'

A spike in enrolments and challenging behaviour called for a new approach to wellbeing for Whitiora School

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Adventure School hones in on mindfulness

Looking to support tamariki after lockdowns, wellbeing was key, but for both staff and tamariki. Their journey began with mindfulness.

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Leading with gratitude, mindfulness and empathy

Three pillars of wellbeing – gratitude, mindfulness and empathy - are helping build tamariki resilience at Macleans Primary School in Auckland.

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The power of breathing for Laingholm Primary

Using focussed breathing and mindfulness activities has seen a really positive impact and led to further explore a whole school to hauora approach.

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South New Brighton School hauora = relationships

Significantly impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, South New Brighton School knew wellbeing had to be a real focus for tamariki and whānau.

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Building a sense of calm at Ladbrooks Primary School

Using lego and mindfulness to relax, connect and play. This child-led approach to wellbeing is a winner!

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Inclusivity focussed - a shout-out to Beckenham Primary School

A great whole school approach to wellbeing - tamariki focussed and led by the aim of inclusivity. Two of our faves -  the University of Canterbury Health Sciences department and Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto.

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Pause Breathe Smile and Riversdale School

Using a whole school mindfulness programme, Pause Breathe Smile is an excellent option to embed wellbeing as Riversdale School demonstrates.

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Supporting confident tamariki at Selwyn Ridge School

With a goal to grow confident, healthy and engaged tamariki we think Selwyn Ridge are nailing it!

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Using a manageable model at Merivale School, Tauranga

The individual needs of tamariki required an agile approach to wellbeing for Merivale School, focussing on culture, building life skills and keeping tamariki excited for their school life. 

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Ready to Learn, Achieve and Flourish at Rolleston College

Rolleston College’s Whole School Approach to Wellbeing is embedded in all they do. As a new school, it's all they know and have known, and it's making a big difference for everyone.

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Eating growing kai first

A passion for gardening and wellbeing education led to the development of a mara kai for E Tipu E Rea Early Learning Centre. It's been a ka rawe journey!

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Using Sparklers to support whole school hauora

A great example from Te Akau Ki Pāpāmoa of how to use Sparklers to support whole-school hauora - it's all in the planning!

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Burnside Primary tamariki thriving with Play, Eat, Learn

Burnside Primary do heaps to support tamariki through a whole school approach to hauora, here they kōrero about their Play, Eat, Learn structure to support learning and wellbeing.

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BLENNZ Homai Campus School's approach to hauora

An example of how Te Whare Tapa Whā mosaic brought a school together to kōrero hauora.

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