"He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
"What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people."
Wellbeing occurs when individuals are able to have full domain over their lives, to make informed and proactive decisions for themselves and those they are responsible for.
How will/do you as a board member ensure the wellbeing of your school?
If you had a school where all students and staff are; safe and nurtured, well resourced, happy and healthy, learning and developing, accepted, respected, connected, involved and empowered [i] how would you know?
If you had a community where all members experienced these similar outcomes in terms of their relationship with your school – how would you know?
Effective governance for wellbeing is a heart and mind matter. It requires trustees to do the right thing for their school and community and at the same time ensure that key obligations are met. We encourage you to keep wellbeing a constant conversation item at your board table and with those who you represent and serve.
Wellbeing starts from within.
[i] Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy 2019
Mental Health Foundation - Wellbeing at work toolkit - Click here
Depression.org.nz - Click here
New Zealand Samaritans provide confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings. Call 0800 726 666
Oranga Tamariki - Click here
Ministry of Education - Wellbeing in education - Click here
Child and youth wellbeing strategy - Click here
Netsafe - Click here