Health and Wellbeing at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto
During 2019/2020 we reviewed the Health and Wellbeing area of our curriculum.
If you click on this link you can access the proposed statement of approach, which was subseqeuntly adopted.
At Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto, building student health and wellbeing is paramount. We do this through explicit teaching of health and wellbeing concepts (weekly/fortnightly), daily notice reminders, programmes and strategies.
Our approach to wellbeing is based on Te Whare Tapa Whā.
Te Whare Tapa Whā: a NZ Health Model Developed by Mason Durie
The model describes health and wellbeing as a wharenui/meeting house with four walls. These walls represent taha wairua/spiritual wellbeing, taha hinengaro/mental and emotional wellbeing, taha tinana/physical wellbeing and taha whānau/family and social wellbeing. By working on each taha or side, we can help develop a positive wellbeing.
A short video about Hauora, featuring Te Whare Tapa Wha
Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto: Wellbeing Definition in Child Speak
Mental and Emotional
|I can think about and work on managing my thoughts and feelings.||I have values. My values are good for my wellbeing and for my community.
I have passions – things I love to learn about or get better at.
|I care for friends, family, and the groups that I belong to.
They care for me, too.
|I keep well with food, water, exercise and sleep.|
- Parent Help Line
- Mental Health Foundation
- Parenting courses from the Alright campaign
- Mental Health & Education Resource Centre, Christchurch
- Sparklers: Information for whanau on wellbeing issues for children, including sleep, managing worry, gratitude, etc.
- Inspire My Kids :Comprehensive range of real-life stories and quotes, showcasing achievement or persistence of children.
- Go Noodle : Movements and meditations. View: Empower, Flow, Think About It & Brainercise.
- Mana Ake support workers: Please see your contact teacher or Sue Leadbetter
- Mental Health Foundation NZ Library Hub
Great Wellbeing Clips for Children
Hinengaro (mental and emotional health)
- Managing Emotions
- Growth Mindset
- Self Talk
- Name that Emotion: Sesame Street for Juniors
- Understanding Emotions
- Learning – it can be frustrating!
Tinana (physical health)
- Eating and Sleeping Well (Juniors)
- Food & The Brain
- Cosmic Kids: Story-based mindfulness and yoga. Suits 3-9 year olds.
Wairua (spiritual health, includes concepts of soul, attitude, purpose)
Feeling comfortable in your identity, values and beliefs helps you feel secure in who you are and what you stand for. When you are content with yourself it is easier to cope with challenges, build strong whānau relationships and discover the things that uplift you (Courtesy of Mental Health Awareness Week, 2019).
Wairua includes all the things that give you a sense of purpose and meaning. It includes your passions, cultural practices, religion and other aspects of life.
Whānau (social relationships: family, friends, community)
- Oat the Goat: an interactive NZ story focused on kindness, bullying and mindset.
- Appreciating difference
- Managing conflict
- For seniors: having difficult conversations