This Wellbeing kete provides useful links and resources to support student and staff wellbeing. This kete will be updated as required.
Grow Waitaha stories with a focus on developing wellbeing in schools around Canterbury:
Avonside Girls High School – Wellbeing programme:
The implementation of a school–wide wellbeing programme: Flourishing@Avonside
The Bays Cluster – Developing Wellbeing
This story outlines the year–long process that Bays Cluster undertook as part of a Ministry of Education Wellbeing pilot, supported by Dr Lucy Hone - Director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience.
Limitless – Inspirations and aspirations
Limitless is a programme available for secondary students to understand their strengths and passions and to help them explore options for their futures.
Ministry of Education
Student Wellbeing (overview)
Ministry of Education overview of student wellbeing with supporting guidelines and links.
Wellbeing for staff (overview)
Ministry of Education overview of staff wellbeing with supporting guidelines and links.
Strengthening Student Wellbeing for Success (guide)
Guidelines to Assist New Zealand Secondary Schools and Wharekura in the Provision of Good Practice in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Counselling.
Wellbeing at school (guiding website and resources)
The Wellbeing@School website is designed to support schools to engage with the whole school community in a process of self-review.
Wellbeing at school toolkit (self review tool and resources)
The Wellbeing@School tools are designed to support primary, intermediate and secondary schools to engage in a review process.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (website, programme and resources)
Positive Behaviour for Learning initiatives help parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres, and schools address problem behaviour, improve children’s well-being, and increase educational achievement.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (story)
The whole school community at Porirua College has been involved in creating a more successful learning environment after taking up the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide approach.
Education Review Office
Guiding Principles for Wellbeing (webpage report)
n Wellbeing for Success: Draft evaluation indicators for student wellbeing (November, 2013), ERO identified five principles as common themes in the evidence and research on effective programmes and initiatives to promote and respond to student wellbeing.
Wellbeing for children’s success at primary school (guide)
This report documents the findings of ERO's evaluation of how well 159 primary schools reviewed in Term 1 2014 promoted and responded to student wellbeing.
Wellbeing for children’s success at secondary school (guide)
This report presents the findings of ERO’s evaluation of how well 68 secondary schools in Term 1 2014 promoted and responded to student wellbeing.
Wellbeing for success: Effective Practice (guide)
This 2016 effective practice report provides further detail about practices in selected schools that promote wellbeing for all students, and describes how these schools respond when concerns, issues or events require more targeted support.
Wellbeing for success: A resource for schools (guide)
Wellbeing for success: a resource for schools has been developed to help schools evaluate and improve student wellbeing.
Schools with good wellbeing practices (webpage report)
The schools with good wellbeing practices had common themes in their approach to promoting wellbeing for all students and responding to specific wellbeing concerns and issues.
What is Positive Education? (webpage)
This site outlines how Positive Education focuses on specific skills that assist students to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
The State of Positive Education (report)
An in-depth look at how Positive education blends learning with character and well–being.
IPEN Website (webpage)
The aim of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) is to bring together teachers, parents, academics, students, schools, colleges, universities, charities, companies and governments to promote positive education. Its goals are to support collaboration, change education practice and reform government policy.
Some wellbeing models
Te Whare Tapa Whā (webpage)
The Ministry of health outlines this Māori health model.
On this University of Pennsylvania website, you will find information about some of the larger positive psychology initiatives from the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center.
The five ways to wellbeing (webpage)
New Economics Foundation's (NEF) conducted a review of the most up-to-date evidence and found that building five actions into day to day lives is important for the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and organisations.
Positive Education Model – Geelong Grammar (webpage)
A model that aims to build a positive culture that places wellbeing at the heart of education.
Youth Mental Health Project
Youth Mental Health Project (webpage)
The Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project is rolling out programmes and activities in schools, via health and community services, and online to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
Common Ground (webpage)
Helping you to support young people to manage hard times and enjoy happier lives.
An online e-therapy tool developed by Auckland University with support of Ministry of Health.
Youth Mentors (story)
Youth mentor making a difference to students’ school experience.
Lifehack was a systems-level intervention in youth mental health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand. Suggested resources from Lifehack:
Wellbeing on social media
Explore links and resources to pin from the Pinterest Wellbeing board.
Some useful wellbeing handles and hashtags:
@PosEdNet (IPEN tweets)
@VIAstrengths (VIA Institute of Character)
@PennPosPsychCtr (University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology)