Hauora Health & Wellbeing at West Rolleston Primary School

Our wellbeing model and programme is designed to support our strategic goal helping learners and staff to achieve a sense of belonging in an environment that supports caring, happy, healthy learners both inside and outside the learning studios. 

Whakaaro is the te reo word for thoughts, wairua is the word for spirituality. We choose these words to represent the inner workings of all of us. The term mind health is a neutral term reminding us all that we have to take care and prioritise the health and wellbeing of our minds.

Taha Tinana / Body Health is all about the different ways in which we can keep our bodies healthy. This includes educating our learners around diet and exercise as well as personal hygiene. 

Whanaungatanga / Connection refers to the benefit of positive relationships on our personal wellbeing. We know that in order to grow and flourish we need to invest in good relationships. No one is an island.

Whakawhetai translates to more than gratitude, it is the idea that gratitude is a living feeling that when felt, is naturally passed on. We know that it fills our own tank when we do good for others and this is a part of our hauora model.

Ako / Purpose comes from the idea that when we have direction we are more secure, happier and overall show signs of healthier wellbeing. Ako manifests in a range of different ways for people, be it goal setting, planning, finding value in what you are doing etc. 


At West Rolleston Primary School our vision is to Grow Happy, Healthy Learners. Our views around wellbeing are linked directly to this. 


He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. 

What is the most important thing in this world? It is the people, people, people. 


Mauri tū, mauri ora. 

An active soul is a healthy soul.