“We learn, about compassion and honesty, and being kind to everyone” – Jack, Year 3

We are Launchpad

Launchpad Champions is a values programme for kura in Aotearoa New Zealand that supports the Key Competencies and Values of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Values are a cornerstone of all whānau, kura and communities. Our Launchpad Champions programme is a fun and engaging 30-minute  session presented to our tamariki each week by our volunteer presenters. Our presentations encourage tamariki to be courageous, respectful and helpful. Our tamariki consider applying positive values to their own lives in situations such as: being a good friend, working together, having self-control and overcoming challenges.

Our presenters share kōrero from the Bible and other inspiring champions to present positive values. Tamariki explore the kōrero through games and activities, then discuss how these values might apply in everyday situations in the whānau, kura and community.

“We learn, about compassion and honesty, and being kind to everyone” – Jack, Year 3

We are Launchpad

Launchpad Champions is a values programme for kura in Aotearoa New Zealand that supports the Key Competencies and Values of the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Values are a cornerstone of all whānau, kura and communities. Our Launchpad Champions programme is a fun and engaging 30-minute  session presented to our tamariki each week by our volunteer presenters. Our presentations encourage tamariki to be courageous, respectful and helpful. Our tamariki consider applying positive values to their own lives in situations such as: being a good friend, working together, having self-control and overcoming challenges.

Our presenters share kōrero from the Bible and other inspiring champions to present positive values. Tamariki explore the kōrero through games and activities, then discuss how these values might apply in everyday situations in the whānau, kura and community.

Our Programmes

Kōrero

A kōrero from the Bible, or about a champion, that illustrates the value. The kōrero may be told through multimedia, interactive storytelling or other visual aids.

Story Exploration

Story Exploration (Tuharatia te kōrero) through a game or activity. This can involve working in large or small groups. Workbooks are used with some tamariki.

Our Programmes

Kōrero

A kōrero from the Bible, or about a champion, that illustrates the value. The kōrero may be told through multimedia, interactive storytelling or other visual aids.

Story Exploration

Story exploration (Tuharatia te kōrero) through a game or activity. This can involve working in large or small groups. Workbooks are used with some tamariki.

Would you like a Launchpad Champions programme in your kura?

When your Board of Trustees, in consultation with whānau and community, believe our programme will benefit your tamariki they invite us to present Launchpad Champions. Our programme supports the values important to your whānau, kura and community. Our National Office will put you in touch with a Regional Advisor who will work with your kura to organise delivery of our programme.

Our Programme is optional,
you have the choice.

Launchpad Champions welcomes tamariki from all cultures and worldviews. Every tamaiti is affirmed and encouraged through our values education programme.
Whānau choose if they want their tamariki involved in our programme. All tamariki that attend our programme must have written permission from their whānau. It is the responsibility of each kura to decide how they will get permission from their whānau. The kura may choose to follow an opt-in or an opt-out permission process.Tamariki who do not attend our sessions will be part of an alternative programme provided by the kura.

Launchpad Champions can be run in either a small group in a classroom, and/or in a large group in the hall or library. A Launchpad Champions programme can be presented at times suitable for kura, such as during or after kura, as well as at lunchtime.

Would you like our programme in your kura?

When your Board of Trustees, in consultation with whānau and community, believe our programme will benefit your tamariki they invite us to present Launchpad Champions sessions at your kura. Our programme supports values important to your whānau, kura and community.Our National Office will put you in touch with a Regional Advisor who will work with your kura to organise delivery of our programme.

Our Programme is optional,
you have the choice.

Launchpad Champions welcomes tamariki from all cultures and worldviews. Every tamaiti is affirmed and encouraged through our values education programme.
Whānau choose if they want their tamariki involved in our programme. All tamariki that attend our programme must have written permission from their whānau. It is the responsibility of each kura to decide how they will get this permission from whānau. The kura may choose to follow an opt-in or an opt-out permission process. Tamariki who do not attend our sessions will be part of an alternative programme provided by the kura.

Launchpad Champions can be run in either a small group in a classroom, and/or in a large group in the hall or library. A Launchpad Champions programme can be presented at times suitable for the kura, such as during, before or after kura, as well as at lunchtime.