Launchpad Christian Values Education is an opt-in Christian Values Education programme which takes place in state schools throughout Aotearoa.
A launchpad provides support for a rocket to leave the pull of gravity and enter space. Tamariki (children) are like rockets – full of energy and potential, with dreams of what their future will be.
Our tamariki are supported for success by combining the aroha (love) of whānau (family), kura (school) and communities.
Launchpad – Christian Values Education is a not-for-profit organisation that equips our tamariki with tools to navigate te ao hurihuri (the ever-changing world).
Our Launchpad Champions programme is a fun 30-minute session that encourages tamariki to make positive life choices and grow their sense of mana, self-worth and character. Stories are presented from the Bible, NZ Māori History and stories from around the world that are relevant and inspiring to tamariki. The programme is presented through the art of kōrero (story-telling), multimedia, interactive games and activities.
Each lesson has a specific learning outcome and reinforces the values found in the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
If a school offers the opportunity for your child to attend a Launchpad Champions session, it means the School Board of Trustees, in consultation with the community, believe our curriculum will benefit your school.
Great values form a launchpad for tamariki to overcome challenges and help reach their potential. Our tamariki succeed by combining the aroha of whānau, kura and communities, such as Launchpad.