He waka eke noa
A vehicle upon which everyone may embark
- When a child is learning to read, we patiently teach them
- When a child is learning to walk, we patiently teach them
- So when children are learning how to get along with others, work in a group, problem solve, learn to lose a game…we need to patiently teach them.
We are a restorative school. That means we have conversations with our tamariki about what happened, who/what was harmed, how can we put things right.
We have consequences, and they connect to developing the skills to stop and reset, play with others, learn to lose, make good that which was harmed, and develop a kete of skills to manage in the future.
We use Sir Mason Duries model of wellness – Te Whare Tapa Wha to guide us not only for our students but also for us as teachers.
Key Competencies are the skills our tamariki develop and build as they grow and mature. Even as adults we are constantly navigating the path associated with self-managing, relating to others, participating and contributing to our school, our whānau, and our community.
We are all in this together.