Schools and Kura
There are heaps of ways to get your school or kura involved in MHAW this year, whether you’re back in the classroom or learning from home (you’re doing great, Aucklanders!)
We know it’s a busy time, so here’s a handy list of the different ways to get involved.
Download MHAW resources
Whilst it’s too late to order physical resources now, there are plenty of resources available to download which will help your school or kura take time to kōrero, like:
- The MHAW Guide for daily inspiration and activity ideas.
- The Colouring Competition Template for tamariki to get creative and be in with the chance of winning a prize!
- This Te Whare Tapa Whā Chatterbox for students/tauira to print, cut and fold for a fun way to have a kōrero about the different things that help us to feel good.
- These MHAW Posters in a combination of Te Reo and English, that you can use to decorate your classroom’s walls during MHAW and beyond.
- These Zoom backgrounds, e-signatures and screensavers to help you spread the word amongst your kaiako/teachers and wider school whānau.
Add a song to the MHAWNZ Spotify playlist
Music can be a great way to communicate and express how we're feeling. This MHAW, ask your tauira what their favourite song is, or maybe you already have a classroom favourite! Add it to the playlist then tune in to discover the music that makes others feel good too.
When selecting your waiata be inspired by Te Whare Tapa Whā - maybe it's a song you love to work out to for your tinana (body), that uplifts your wairua (spirit), soothes your hinengaro (mind) or a whānau favourite you sing along to in the car!
Other ways to get involved
- Check out our What’s On calendar, to see what MHAW events are taking place near you or submit your own if your school or kura is planning one!
- Read our MHAW 2021 book reviews to help you and your tauira discuss wellbeing together as a class? There are Māori themed book reviews too!
- Encourage your tauira to read the inspiring stories on our website like this one from Josie Brown on creating safe spaces for kōrero in kura through kapa haka and waiata.
- Visit our Research or Helpful Resources pages for further conversation starters, tips and info on mental health and wellbeing.
Remember to register for updates to receive daily updates during Mental Health Awareness Week. We can’t wait to see how your school or kura gets involved this MHAW!