Sun & Sand
Freedom of Speech
The Finish Education System
My Cultural Intelligence
- Understanding My Cultural Identity - Understanding how I think about myself as well as the people and the ways of life with which we identify. L
- Checking Cultural Lenses - Recognising the ways in which cultural backgrounds differ and how they influence thinking, behaviour and assumptions. L
- Global Consciousness - Moving across boundaries and seeing the world from multiple perspectives. L
- Shifting Perspectives - Putting ourselves in others' shoes and cultures. L
- Intercultural Communication - Exchanging ideas and feelings and creating meanings with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. L
- Managing Cross-Cultural Conflict - Dealing with conflict among people from differing cultural backgrounds in an effective and constructive manner. S
- Multicultural Teaming - Working with others from diverse cultural backgrounds to accomplish certain tasks. L
- Dealing with Bias - Recognising bias in ourselves and others and responding to it effectively. S
- Understanding the Dynamics of Power - Grasping how power and culture interrelate and the effect of power on how we see the world and relate to others. S
Hauora- Hauora is a Māori philosophy of health unique to New Zealand. It comprises taha tinana, taha hinengaro, taha whanau, and taha wairua. Could Hauora be one of the key concepts on defining what well-being and success is? It encompasses the physical, mental and emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of health. The concept is recognised by the World Health Organisation.
Taha tinana - Physical well-being - the physical body, its growth, development, and ability to move, and ways of caring for it.
Taha hinengaro - Mental and emotional well-being - coherent thinking processes, acknowledging and expressing thoughts and feelings and responding constructively
Taha whanau - Social well-being - family relationships, friendships, and other interpersonal relationships; feelings of belonging, compassion, and caring; and social support.
Taha wairua - Spiritual well-being - the values and beliefs that determine the way people live, the search for meaning and purpose in life, and personal identity and self-awareness (For some individuals and communities, spiritual well- being is linked to a particular religion; for others, it is not.)
participation in learning and classroom activities.
students feel an emotional bond with the school, their teachers and their peers.
a students psychological investment in their own learning.