New 'Wellbeing in education' page
To coincide with the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Child Youth and Wellbeing Strategy the Ministry of Education has launched a new ‘Wellbeing in education’ page.
The education sector and the Ministry of Education have an important role in promoting, supporting and improving the wellbeing of all learners. The Strategy recognises that a quality education plays a critical role in promoting and supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.
In the Kōrero Mātauranga | Education Conversation, we heard clearly that we need to make wellbeing a priority. In particular, New Zealanders want to see:
- teachers, families, whānau, and communities working in partnership to support children and young people’s wellbeing
- education free from racism, discrimination and bullying, and
- learners with disabilities or learning support needs having access to the support they need.
Every learner has the right to a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment, where they are accepted and respected, and an education that values their identity, language and culture, and those of their family and whānau.
These rights, along with what we heard in the Kōrero Mātauranga, are reflected across the six outcomes of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.
The new page puts many of our best wellbeing supports and resources together, in one place, for the first time.
We hope that educators, parents, learners, families and whānau find these resources useful as we work together to improve and support the wellbeing of all our children and young people. We will provide regular updates on the page about how the education sector is implementing the Strategy and embedding wellbeing in the education system.
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