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2020 Wellbeing Community of Practice


  • The Wellbeing Community of Practice (CoP) supports schools/Kāhui Ako in developing systematic wellbeing strategies. This Wellbeing CoP will focus on:
    • wellbeing literacy and skills
    • te ao Māori world view 
    • leading change
    • learning from each other across the education sector. 

The CoP involves four hui (Terms 1-4) and mentoring sessions focused on strategic action back in your school, Kura or Kāhui Ako.

If you would like to see what the Secondary Wellbeing CoP looked like in 2018/19 we invite you to watch these short videos:


  • To create opportunities for leaders and teachers to develop, implement and embed their wellbeing focus co-constructed with whānau and tamariki. 
  • To share emerging innovative practice between schools and Kāhui Ako in order to support, challenge and provoke ongoing transformation across the education sector in Canterbury.
  • The Wellbeing CoP supports schools and teams who are at different places on their “wellbeing journey”. For some, it may be the very beginning, whilst others may bring considerable experience with programmes already in place. 


  • In 2020 we are excited to be offering the Wellbeing CoP to all schools, Kura and Kāhui Ako across Canterbury.   
  • Teams of 2 - 4 staff (requiring one senior leader) from across the sector, Kāhui Ako are invited to register for this full-year Wellbeing CoP. 
  • The Wellbeing CoP is a partnership between Grow Waitaha and the NZ Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience. The facilitators are Angela Vermeulen, Dr Lucy Hone and Greg Jansen, who all bring expertise and experience in supporting schools, Kura and  Kāhui Ako with wellbeing programmes.




Wellbeing CoP Q&A 

Term 4: November 12th 3.15 - 3:45 pm 

Online: Zoom -

Hui#1 (full day) 

Term 1:  Thursday 13th Feb 9 am - 4 pm

Hui#2 (full day)

Term 2: Wednesday 20th May 9 am - 4 pm 

Hui#3 (full day)

Term 3: Tuesday 4th August 9 am - 4 pm

Hui#4 (full day)

Term 4: Friday 6th November 9 am - 4 pm 

Team mentoring 

3 x 1 hr session throughout the year  

Mentoring will be in individual schools or as a Kāhui Ako

NOTE: The location for our hui is to be advised next year once registrations have closed 

COME JOIN US...For more information!!!

We will be hosting an information Webinar through ZOOM on 12th November outline the Grow Waitaha Wellbeing CoP and answer any questions that you have.  We invite you to attend this short 30 min webinar and hear just what you will get out of being part of the 2020 Wellbeing CoP. 

For further information contact Greg or Ang on 

Greg Jansen 

Angela Vermeulen  




13 Feb 2020

McFaddens Centre, 64 McFaddens Rd, St Albans, Christchurch 8052

Click here to register