“We are inspirational storytellers bringing hope and aroha to our tamariki in Aotearoa.”

Geoff Burton, Launchpad CEO

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 (family), kura (school) and communities, such as Launchpad.

“We are inspirational storytellers bringing hope and aroha to our tamariki in Aotearoa.” – Geoff Burton, Launchpad CEO

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 (family), kura (school) and communities, such as Launchpad.

 Our Launchpad Community

Launchpad Champions is presented throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to about 30 000 tamariki by about 1 500 volunteer presenters in about 500 state kura every week. Our Launchpad Champions volunteers come from different churches in 15 regions throughout Aotearoa to present our programmes.

That makes us one big whānau and community.

Our Commitment

Every Launchpad Champions team member is committed to:

Excellence

Launchpad Champions team members will present professional sessions in kura that encourage positive values.
Values that are important to teachers and kura will be supported through our high-quality presenters.
Presentations will be fun, engaging and relevant for our tamariki.

Integrity

Launchpad Champions team members will honour our Code of Expectations at all times.
This includes regular professional development, observations and undertaking Police Vetting.
Values and interactions will honour the oranga and mana of our tamariki.

Respect

Launchpad Champions team members will respect the experiences and beliefs of our tamariki and their whānau.
Our team members will uphold kura and classroom policies and procedures.
Communication with kura and staff will be open and responsive.

Community

Launchpad Champions team members will work in partnership with whānau, kura and community to encourage our tamariki to reach their potential.
Presentations include ideas for tamariki to apply positive values in their life and communities.

Our Commitment

Every Launchpad Champions team member is committed to:

Excellence

Launchpad Champions team members will present professional sessions in kura that encourage positive values.
Values that are important to teachers and kura will be supported through our high-quality presenters.
Presentations will be fun, engaging and relevant for our tamariki.

Integrity

Launchpad Champions team members will honour our Code of Expectations at all times.
This includes regular professional development, observations and undertaking Police Vetting.
Values and interactions will honour the oranga and mana of our tamariki.

Respect

Launchpad Champions team members will respect the experiences and beliefs of our tamariki and their whānau.
Our team members will uphold kura and classroom policies and procedures.
Communication with kura and staff will be open and responsive.

Community

Launchpad Champions team members will work in partnership with whānau, kura and community to encourage our tamariki to reach their potential.
Presentations include ideas for tamariki to apply positive values in their life and communities.