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2021 Wellbeing Community of Practice



  • The Wellbeing Community of Practice (CoP) supports all 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
    • learnings 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.

In 2021 we are looking to running streams through the hui allowing deeper focus into areas of intertestand level of understanding / expertise. 

In 2021 the COP is open to all schools, kura and kahui ako  across Waitaha.

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 2021 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, Kerry Hall and Greg Jansen, who all bring expertise and experience in supporting schools, Kura and  Kāhui Ako with wellbeing programmes.




Hui#1 (full day) 

Term 1:  Tuesday 2nd March 9 am - 4 pm

Hui#2 (full day)

Term 2: Thursday 27th May 9 am - 4 pm Venue - Hornby Club 

Hui#3 (full day)

Term 3: Monday 23 August 9 am - 4 pm Venue - Hornby Club 

Hui#4 (full day)

Term 4: Friday 19th November 9 am - 4 pm, Venue - TBC 

Team mentoring 

3 x 1 hr session throughout the year  

Mentoring will be in individual schools or as a Kāhui Ako


For further information contact Greg or Ang on 

Greg Jansen  |  021 264 6412

Angela Vermeulen  |  027 233 3426

How to register:  

Schools or Kāhui Ako who are interested in being part of the Wellbeing CoP in 2021 are invited to register by following the link below.

We are really looking forward to working with you and supporting you on your Wellbeing journey. 

The Grow Team

9.00am - 4.00pm

02 Mar 2021

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

click here to register