The model describes health and wellbeing as a wharenui/meeting house with four walls.These walls represent:
Our connection with the whenua/land forms the foundation.When all these things are in balance, we thrive. When one or more of these is out of balance our wellbeing is impacted.
At Hadlow we teach Hauora to all students explicitly through our Health curriculum and implicitly through school practice.
We use Quality Circle time, with our programme ‘The Resilience Project’ to teach Hauora.
Hauora is also implicitly part of Hadlow through many practices, such as: buddy time, house activities, Chapel services, lunchtime activities, morning Hub hui…
The strategies that teachers are employing to manage their own wellbeing are being filtered into classroom practice. Building strong positive relationships with our tamariki has been at the fore for hubs. Embedding practices around checking and connecting with our tamariki at the start of the day with well established routines involving exercise, yoga, mindfulness, karakia and waiata are now a daily feature across the school in varying formats.
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Hadlow is one of the Trinity family of schools comprising Hadlow Preschool, Hadlow Preparatory School, Rathkeale College and St Matthew's Collegiate School.