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- Communities across Aotearoa are holding events to celebrate Play Week - a time to remember, reconnect with, and celebrate play.
Rangatahi Well – a new resource for those supporting the wellbeing of young peopleA new online resource aimed at making it easier for secondary school staff to recognise and respond early to wellbeing concerns in students has had an excellent response since it went live in June.
Creating safe, stable and nurturing environments for children to learn and playA Manawatu-based grassroots organisation, MentorED, is collaborating with schools and other NGOs to bring about better outcomes for tamariki.
Puāwai – Supporting young people to thriveYoung people from marginalised communities are being given the opportunity to blossom, thanks to a Christchurch-based youth leadership programme
Active Whakapapa leads the way in West AucklandAlmost 900 people took part in a series of hikoi, that aimed to connect participants to the place they call home by sharing the history of Mana Whenua while traversing the whenua.
Creating a home away from home in public librariesA commitment to manaakitanga and aroha, and a dedicated public kitchen, has helped transform the Takanini local library into a more whānau-friendly space.
Clowning around helps keep tamariki active and connectedA West Auckland primary school has taken a novel approach over lockdown to help keep its students healthy, active and connected.
Young Pasifika – Here to help!Young Pasifika are playing a key part in helping to alleviate some of the impacts of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in their South Auckland community.
Brain Development Collective WānangaIn partnership with The Workshop, the Child Wellbeing Unit facilitated a two-day wānanga to deepen understanding of brain development and how to support it.
Magic Play Box creates outside-the-box thinkingA Magic Play Box, containing a range of upcycled materials such as rope, pipes, wheels, crates and wood, is encouraging Apanui School students to explore their imagination through free and unstructured play.
Students leading the way for a healthy futureTake up water and put down the fizzy drink! That’s the wero that 52 West Auckland schools have accepted, ending the consumption of sugary drinks and elevating the importance of wai through a student-led approach.
Living by the moonlight: MaramatakaA group of West Auckland students are learning how Maramataka (the traditional Māori lunar cycle) can affect their emotions, mood, energy, mahi (work) and taiao (the environment).