We’re glad you asked! Because it:

  • Reinforces school values as well as values and key competencies in the NZ Curriculum. Values are a foundational cornerstone to inform school charters and strategies, and achieve the latest primary objectives (found in section 127 of the Education and Training Act 2020).
  • Supports health/hauora in the curriculum including taha wairua/the spiritual component of te whare tapa whā.
  • Supports holistic wellbeing (including the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy) helping tamariki to: feel loved and supported, develop social and emotional skills, build self-esteem and resilience, make healthy life choices, connect with local community/tūrangawaewae, form character and identity.
  • Supports Aotearoa NZ History, sharing foundational stories with a focus on Māori narratives and te Tiriti o Waitangi