Wellbeing/Hauora Referral

Welcome to Hauora!

This is a relatively new role that has arisen from an identified need that more support is required to address the holistic well-being of our students, teachers, parents and community.
The word Hauora originates from the Maori philosophy of health, which is unique to New Zealand.    It encompasses Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social and Spiritual Well being.    Our aim is to increase supports to our young people, families and community that focuses on innovative, educational and therapeutic interventions to reduce obstacles for our children, so they can continue to thrive.  

Our Hauora Process....
  • Referral - streamlining a process through our Pastoral Care team - Identifying areas of concern, need or complexity.    Cases will be prioritised at this stage.
  • Assessment – a brief ecological overview of the child’s world.  This may include some ‘one to one’ sessions with the child, sessions with parents, teachers, agencies, class and playground observations etc.  The prime focus here is to identify drivers/needs/function of behaviour and areas of resilience.
  • Intervention – this will involve a ‘collaborative team approach’ with me working alongside teachers, whanau, pastoral care team and management to implement a ‘wraparound plan’.   Our philosophy is…whatever it takes!
  • Monitoring – ‘touching base’ with the child, whanau, teachers and pastoral care team.   Are we doing what we planned to do?
  • Review - collaborative review on a regular basis as a team (school and home).  Prime focus here….is the agreed plan working, or does it need tweaking/modifying?   
My aim in this role is to collaboratively work within the great systems and team that are already in place, further develop effective relationships with parents/caregivers, and to strengthen the path of success for all our students...no matter how challenging the obstacles.   
If you have any concerns about your child’s well-being, then please complete the Hauora referral and consent from below, and I will make contact with you as soon as I can.   Or,  you can contact me on the following....hauora@lincolnprimary.ac.nz /  325 2571 ext: 638