Hauora | Wellbeing support for Tumuaki | Principals

What do we know about tumuaki | principals hauora | wellbeing?

According to The New Zealand Primary Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey (2021), challenges such as a lack of time, quantity of work and a lack of resources have been identified as factors that lead to tumuaki burnout and reduced hauora | wellbeing.

Tātai Aho Rau understands these key findings and enables tumuaki with useful strategies to promote and protect hauora | wellbeing. We understand that tumuaki | principals consistently face unique challenges and stressors in their role as school leaders, so we ensure you are provided the latest research and evidence through our programmes and are given relevant resources specifically related to Aotearoa New Zealand.

"Normalising having a focus on wellbeing has been helpful for me. It reminds me to take moments for hauora throughout the day."

Maria, wellbeing programme participant

"I have learnt that we need to embed this mahi into our school, our lives, our community, so that it lasts. Thank you so much for delivering this important mahi."

Tara, tumuaki | principal and wellbeing programme participant

"Feeling accepted for who I am. Feeling welcome. Working with amazing teachers."

Melanie, wellbeing programme participant

"I don’t think we understood how essential it was for ourselves and our ākonga to have wellbeing as the foundation piece of learning"

Tara, tumuaki | principal and wellbeing programme participant

What can we offer you as tumuaki | principals?

Tātai Aho Rau offers a number of Ministry of Education and New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience accredited facilitators who will walk alongside you during any of our programmes, courses or workshops. Our passionate facilitators will guide you in restoring, developing and strengthening your hauora | wellbeing, so that you will thrive in your leadership role.

With you as a driver of our hauora | wellbeing services, you will work with a facilitator to shape an experience to meet your needs. By embracing you as the driver and focus of these courses, we ensure that you will achieve your goals for hauora | wellbeing in your specific learning setting.

Hauora | Wellbeing programmes for Tumuaki | Principals


Wellbeing coaching and mentoring online: He Waka Unua

Building Hauora/Wellbeing

Identifying and using your strengths through Story Hui

Work with our kaiārahi to identify and build on your current wellbeing practices using our He Waka Unua coaching/ mentoring approach.

Engage in a series of wellbeing sessions to develop your wellbeing kete in both personal and professional contexts.This could be for you as tumuaki, or you may wish to involve your leadership team or all kaimahi.

Work with a facilitator across 2 sessions to identify and celebrate your individual strengths.Story Hui is a ‘tool’ for evaluating learning capabilities, employing processes as old as time - storytelling, drawing, facilitative questioning and group process.

6 x 1 hour sessions for $1600 plus GST

10 x 1 hour sessions for $2600 plus GST

4 x 1.5 hour sessions

$2500 plus GST

2 x 1.5 hour sessions
$1250 plus GST

Programme prices include the initial client meeting, all preparation, delivery sessions, and follow ups.

Face to face is possible with tailored pricing

Have a question?


Contact Ngaire Shepherd-Wills


M: 021 166 0158

E: ngaire.shepherd-wills@core-ed.ac.nz

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