Senior Teacher

Whānau Hauora

Through Whānau Hauora we design tailored programmes to strengthen outcomes for tamariki, whānau and communities. Whānau Hauora will support teachers, management and governance to strengthen practice in early learning services, schools and kura.


Taha Wairua

Spiritual Balance


Taha Whānau

Family Health


Taha Hinengaro

Emotional Wellbeing


Taha Tinana

Physical Health

Our Model

Whānau Hauora enables you to design a learning programme that will meet the needs of your employees, tamariki and whānau. It is a flexible model that is tailored to meet your current needs. Areas of interest can change throughout a year and we can adapt our programmes to suit. Whānau Hauora is about creating balance and wellness for you and everyone in your educational community.

We recognise there are a wide variety of needs from strategic management, curriculum design, operational management, resilience, social and emotional competence, people management, cultural intelligence and responsiveness, internal evaluation, financial management.

Our team includes experienced teachers, managers, lecturers, social workers, clinical psychologist, fluent speakers in Māori, Tongan, Samoan, Mandarin, Taiwanese and English.

Our Aim

The Whānau Hauora programme is an opportunity for you to design a specific learning and development programme for your service or school.

We want to provide your service / school / kura with a professional mentor that will strengthen the health of your service or school in any area that you want. Our programme will embrace your service or school with the Tapa Whā learning to enable you in 2021 to:

  • plan for change
  • provide robust local service curriculum
  • be culturally responsive to Māori
  • be inclusive for all local ethnicities and ethnic specific Pacific cultures
  • have strong strategic management
  • maintain healthy relationships with employees, whānau and children
  • have robust operational and financial management practices

How does it work?

Start by completing our registration of interest form below.

We will prepare a quote of your preferred learning for between 40 and 70 hours of professional development at a cost of between $5,000 and $8,000 +GST. In addition we will quote travel costs where applicable.

Payments are made on our payment plan and will coincide with bulk funding payments from the Ministry of Education.

Getting started

On acceptance of the quote we will draft a contract for services to start the programme.

On signing of the contract and once your initial on-signing payment has been received, our facilitator will begin delivering the programme with your service / school / kura.

A development action plan will be completed with the governance management group. This will be reassessed monthly so we can respond to needs that reflect the current context.

Our values and commitment to you

Whakamana - Promoting whānau independence. Empowering people to be open minded, and supported to work through change.

Manaakitanga - Ethic of care and taking responsibility.

Whakawhanaungatanga - Ensuring the objectives of all parties are carried out with positive, strong relationships.

Whakaute - Respectful interactions with all whānau and participants.

Programme facilitators

Kirstin Prince

Kirstin Prince

Karin Mendis-Shaw

Karin Mendis-Shaw

Bill Shaw

Bill Shaw

Cindy Tupou

Cindy Tupou

Pania Kawana

Pania Kawana

Ana Tuimana

Ana Tuimana