Providing Tools to Deal with Life’s Ups and Downs

Providing tools to deal with life's ups and downs

SELF-awareness, mindfulness resilience, relief form stress and healthy minds are growing in Tairawhiti. Those newly-found attributes are the notable changes that have taken place with Kaiti School students – and others around the country – taking part in the Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) mind health programme.

Health, Wellbeing, Above All Else

Central to the New Zealand Curriculum is the aim of developing young Kiwis who are “confident… positive in their own identity… resilient… and able to relate well to others.” Creating foundations for lifelong wellbeing within schools can take many forms and can provide priceless ripple effect throughout the school, its community and the lifetimes of its students and staff. What …

Pause Breathe Smile: Teaching Tamariki the Power of Mindfulness

Teaching students mindfulness is even more crucial in such unpredictable times. A programme teaching mindfulness in primary and intermediate schools across the country is giving young New Zealanders the skills to navigate everyday life. Emily Writes talks to the people running the Pause Breathe Smile programme.

Integrating Mindfulness into Learning

Mindfulness practices are emerging as one of many strategies schools and kura can use to support learner wellbeing. The Ministry of Education’s Education Gazette looks at the Pause Breathe Smile mindfulness programme that has recently been scaled up, allowing more schools access.