Whanganui East School Graduate Profile

I learn                            Acquiring knowledge and skills

I Create                         Adding new value

I Communicate           Connecting with others

I Respect Others,  Self,  Environment  – Positive Relationships


Students are affirmed to their cultural connections

School reflects individuals

Staff are fair, consistent and caring


Respect underpins Whanganui East School values.

“To create a positive learning environment that supports every child’s  achievement and wellbeing”

We know that by establishing and maintaining a safe and effective environment that places positive relationships at the centre, the academic and behavioural competence of all learners will be maximised. Restorative Practice and Zones of Regulation supports students to foster self regulation and emotional control.  Self regulation skills are vital for the success and happiness of our children. Self regulation abilities have a strong correlation to high academic success.


Healthy Active Learning

At Whanganui East School,  Hauora is holistically taught through Healthy Active Learning. Hauora aligns with the schools’ approach to PC4L and the Whanganui East School Seven Culturally Responsive Principles.


The concept of wellbeing encompasses the Physical, Mental, Emotional and Social and spiritual dimensions of health.

Taha Tinana: Physical Wellbeing

  • The physical body, its growth, development, and ability to move, and ways of caring for it.

Taha Hinengaro: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

  • Coherent thinking processes, acknowledging and expressing thoughts and feelings and responding constructively.

Taha Whanau: Social Wellbeing

  • Family relationships, friendships, and other interpersonal relationships; feelings for belonging, compassion, caring and social support.

 Taha Wairua: Spiritual Wellbeing

  • The values of beliefs that determine the way people live, personal identity and self-awareness. 



2020 – 2022  Hauora Strategic Goals

  • Continue to develop clarity and consistency of Restorative Practice
  • Using data to support problem-solving strategies
  • Explicit teaching of Positive Culture for Learning
  • Continue to use Circle Time across the school
  • Develop Hauora Handbook for teachers
  • Develop Hauora Action Achievement Plan to align with Literacy and Numeracy
  • Explicit teaching of Healthy Active Learning
  • Health Promoting Schools – Kids Can/Breakfast Club/Milk and Fruit in schools

Respect Values

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