The Centre for Wellbeing & Positive Education

Wellbeing is the foundation of ensuring Each boy at his best.

The Centre for Wellbeing & Positive Education focuses on ensuring wellbeing is ingrained in the daily life of the Christ’s College community.

The Centre provides a preventive approach to wellbeing by instilling the four cornerstones of health and wellbeing, Hauora, into the fabric of school life and our community.

The cornerstones of Hauora are Physical Wellbeing (Taha Tinana), Social Wellbeing (Taha Whānau), Mental and Emotional Wellbeing (Taha Hinengaro) and Spiritual Wellbeing (Taha Wairua). They inform and guide the holistic pastoral care model at Christ’s College.

We focus on teaching and embedding wellbeing, which supports students, staff and parents to develop the requisite skills, competencies and character attributes to allow them to flourish.

Within our ever-changing world, we need to teach the skills to enhance adaptability and resilience while building positive and meaningful relationships.

Through their College experience, we will support and guide every boy to be at their best.

We support young men to leave College with academic skills and the strength and character to adapt to a new world.

Our College Graduate builds on the character attributes of courage & resilience, confidence & humility, compassion & empathy, self-awareness, a disposition to serve, personal excellence, interpersonal skills, capacity to lead & follow and global & bicultural competence.

Three key ideas

Biculturalism, Christianity and Positive Psychology are at the centre of our health and wellbeing philosophy. These form the foundation of our unique and targeted programmes for our boys, staff and community.

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    Biculturalism

    In the traditional Māori worldview, everything and everybody – the land, the people,the sky, the oceans, flora and fauna – are connected. The essential elements of the Māori sense of wellbeing are feeling connected to place, knowing your purpose and knowing your holistic self.

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    Christianity

    Wellbeing in the Christian tradition encompasses each person living in peace in all relationships – with God, with self, with others, and with nature.

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    Positive Psychology

    Positive Psychology is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves and to enhance their experiences of life, love and social connection.

A comprehensive overview of Health & Wellbeing / Hauora at Christ's College.