Wellbeing Model                                                                                                                         

Glenfield Intermediate School has developed and implemented a wellbeing model that encompasses both learners and staff.

The ethos behind our wellbeing programme is that if students are better armed with the tools they need in order to be robust, resilient human beings, they will be more able to weather the stresses and strains of adolescence and adulthood.

Our wellbeing model incorporates aspects from the Te Whare Tapa Whā concept of hauora by Mason Durie (1994) which provides students with a holistic view of wellbeing and the Mana Model (Webber and Macfarlane 2018,2020).


Positive Culture for Learning (PC4L)

At Glenfield Intermediate we promote a school culture where positive behaviour and learning thrive. We achieve this by explicitly teaching students what is expected in all facets of school life. This programme is based around our 4 R’s (Respect/Maruwehi, Responsibility/ Noho Haepapa, Resilience/Aumangea and relationships / Whanaungatanga).


Key strategies used:

  • Teaching values and appropriate behaviour as part of the curriculum
  • A consistent approach to dealing with student behaviour whilst recognising individual students’ needs.
  • A focus on positive incentives including; STAR Cards, Badges, Principal’s Honours Roll and Certificates
  • Fostering ‘student agency’ by encouraging students to take ownership and make decisions around the school.


Mitey – Mental Health Education 



Mitey is a New Zealand specific, Years 1-8 approach to embedding mental health education in both teaching and learning. It was developed by the Sir John Kirwan Foundation. Our kura is now in the second year on our Mitey journey. 

Children will learn how to recognise and respond to their own mental health and those of others. Cultivating good mental health helps us cope with life’s ups and downs, and to feel comfortable asking for help from others when we need it.

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Counselling Services

Our School Board employs a qualified counsellor to provide additional support for learners’ emotional wellbeing. Students can self-refer or be referred by teachers or parents. This service is bound by the counsellors’ code of ethics and is completely confidential.

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