Looking out for tamariki
Sparklers' is about creating activities that are modular, flexible, and designed to be positive and strengths-based. As part of negotiating a safe classroom environment, we’d recommend including an opt-out guideline should tamariki want or need to use it.
All our activities are intended to be revisited which can help build familiarity. If someone has a heightened response to a learning experience they may need a calm space to retreat or debrief. And, that’s okay. You are great at creating calm spaces.
If you have concerns about tamariki wellbeing – or their response to a particular activity – use your established school processes to respond and talk with a designated person in the pastoral support team.
School and home
We also have Sparklers At Home which you can share with whānau and guardians. As you know, the continuation of learning from school to home enables tamariki to develop, cement, and reinforce their abilities and skills for being well.
As well as whānau-friendly wellbeing activities, there is a range of guides full of easy ideas for helping tamariki find calm, manage worries, be grateful and kind, and feel good.