WELLBEING - hauora

Feeling good and functioning well  - Huppert

Wellbeing is crucial in our lives - we all want to feel that we belong, we're included and accepted.

Seligman believes there are five foundational pillars to wellbeing: 

  • Positive emotions (some describe this as happiness)

  • Engagement

  • Relationships

  • Meaning and purpose

  • Accomplishment.


Professor Sir Mason Durie ,1995).

Te Whare Tapa Whā has four foundational walls:
Te Taha Hinengaro (psychological health)
Te Taha Wairua (spiritual health)
Te Taha Tinana (physical health)
Te Whānau (family health)


Strategies that enable staff wellbeing

Some effective strategies and practices include:

  • Regular conversations about wellbeing with staff

  • Leaders being approachable and open to discuss issues around workload and how to collectively manage this

  • Flexible spaces and places to work from when on release

  • Wellbeing as a regular agenda item on meetings

  • Individual/group coaching to support the wellbeing of teachers and leaders

  • Having a well-being team that is able to support a planned approach.


Aroha mai Mindful Movers


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