Earlier this week I visited Christchurch Schools with the other Principal colleagues from our Palmerston North East Kahui Ako (formerly called a Community of Learning). We were attending schools to see ways that they have developed wellbeing and resilience in their schools following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
As this has been booked for several months, we certainly didn’t expect to be there less than a fortnight after their recent traumatic events. The children, staff and communities seem to be managing very well and every school we spoke with talked about the importance of regular routines and positivity for the children.
We will continue to develop our skills in wellbeing and resilience, so that in turn we can support our tamariki in these areas too.
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