Wellbeing in schools

This directory connects to information and resources regarding supporting, mentoring and counselling students. Information about keeping students safe both physically and online can also be found on this page, including advice on bullying.

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  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • All Early Learning Services
  • Educators, Teachers and Kaiako
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

Further reading on this topic is highly recommended.

New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

The Government has released the New Zealand Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. The strategy envisions New Zealand being the best place in the world for children and young people.

Education will play an essential part in supporting the strategy. Everyone in education has an important role in promoting and supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.

Health conditions in education settings

Information and resources are available to schools to support the wellbeing of children and young people who are experiencing challenges in school due to their health. This includes information on schools and the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights.


For advice and resources regarding bullying, see the BullyingFreeNZ website.

Pastoral care, support, counselling

Information and resources are available for schools and early learning service providers to help them to support children and young people.

Suicide prevention

For information and resources on suicide prevention, see:

International students

Information and resources are available to help schools to support international students.


Students must be kept safe in a variety of contexts, including during their transportation to/from school and online.

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