WELLBEING FOR PRIMARY, SECONDARY
AND TERTIARY
EDUCATION

Our mission is to build whole-school wellbeing. This takes time and commitment. It requires careful attention to process, content and context.
NZIWR can help you lay the foundations for successful, lasting, wellbeing change.


“Research tells us that wellbeing, or lack of it, has a clear influence on student learning. When our young people feel safe and supported in their school environment they are more engaged and ready to learn.” Iona Holsted, Secretary for Education, New Zealand, 2017.

THE NZIWR WELLBEING 
CHANGE PROCESS

We help you build on what you already do well.

NZIWR’s wellbeing change process builds on years of working with schools (staff, students and whānau).
We provide support and expertise that enable knowledge transfer and independence.

FLEXIBILITY AND SUPPORT FOR YOUR CHANGE PROCESS

  • Face-to-face or webinar training

  • Individual or group coaching

  • Critical friend/review options

  • Partnership Packages

PARTNERSHIP PACKAGES:
BECOMING A WELLBEING SCHOOL

We have developed one to three year packages enabling us to partner with schools over time.
Identifying wellbeing strengths and priorities, our trainers act as critical friends
bringing about lasting, whole-system change.

GETTING READY

We provide introductory sessions on the Science of Wellbeing and Resilience for staff and students, as well as facilitating community consultation and parent education. Securing support and addressing concerns across the school community is the first, critical step in our four-stage process.

INQUIRY

Aligned with the NZ Curriculum and culturally inclusive, schools find the NZIWR toolkit invaluable. It includes our Wellbeing Audit and Wellbeing Inquiry processes, and the NZIWR Roadmap for Whole-school Wellbeing (a living document created with NZ schools).

IMPLEMENTATION

Find out what really works for your school community. Once the foundations and initial priorities are done, next step is the messy “let’s give it a go” sandpit phase. Every school is different and one-size does not fit all in wellbeing. Staff need to share “what’s working well” and provide honest feedback.

REVIEW & ADAPT

Regular evaluation and review is critical for success. Wellbeing becomes a lens through which curriculum, pedagogy, relationship management, and school policy and practice are evaluated. We help you select meaningful and effective indicators to monitor progress and prioritise next steps.

BUILDING
WELLBEING CAPACITY

Every school is different – with unique strengths, priorities and opportunities to leverage.

We work with you to discover your school’s wellbeing strengths and identify optimal strategies for change.

NZIWR’s planning and review process helps schools get started and map out the best wellbeing path for your school.

 

NZIWR works in partnership with your team respecting your knowledge and experience. As a ‘critical friend’ we can review progress and help plan next steps.

Choose face-to-face, webinar-based, or self-paced online training – or a combination of all three.

Designed to suit busy staff and a range of budgets our training shares the latest wellbeing evidence and practices tailored towards specific audiences.

Face-to-face Staff Training: Most schools start with face-to-face training – from a 90 minute Introduction to a full day for all staff. Our sessions are engaging, practical and interactive.  Staff gain tools they can use immediately in their classrooms and for their own wellbeing.

See Training For Educators below

Navigating WB Change Pack. This webinar series trains leadership and wellbeing teams in HOW to manage the PROCESS of wellbeing change.

Using the NZIWR Roadmap, schools are guided through the process of identifying Wellbeing Champions, conducting a Wellbeing Audit and a Wellbeing Inquiry, identifying an evidence-based framework and developing an initial Wellbeing Action Plan.

Fundamentals of Positive Education Levels l, ll, lll: For staff leading wellbeing change, or developing wellbeing skills in staff, these webinars and on-line training modules cover key aspects of Positive Education.

Participants will have opportunities to learn and discuss topics, as well as their application, in this interactive training scheduled to suit educators.

Individual Coaching: Wellbeing change leaders need ongoing support to chart a course, overcome challenges, and maintain momentum. 

Our Wellbeing Change Coaching provides expert advice and coaching to school leaders implementing wellbeing change in their organisations.

Educators Coaching Club: Lead Teachers for Wellbeing benefit from peer support and new ideas.

Catch up with the Club on-line each term, to deepen knowledge, expand practical skills, and gain support and advice from your peers and our expert coaches.

OUR PROGRAMMES

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Resilience: How Can We Promote It In Ourselves And Others?

Kicking For The Surface: Practical Strategies For Every Day Wellbeing

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EDUCATOR WELLBEING

NZIWR has a range of programmes and resources to support staff and principal wellbeing.

STRENGTHEN YOUR SCHOOL

IMPLEMENTING A STRENGTH FOCUS
For many schools, adopting a strengths focus is a valuable first step in developing a school culture that supports wellbeing.

Mā te tuakana te teina e tōtika, Mā te teina te tuakana e tōtika.

The older will lead the younger and the younger will lead the older.

WELLBEING
IN ACTION

WHAT SCHOOLS SAY
ABOUT NZIWR