Taku mana, taku mana.
Mana motuhake, mana
Taku ihi, taku ihi
Taku wanawana, taku
I have mana, I have
mana and no one can take it away from me.
I am awesome, I am
awesome. See me in my awesomeness.
Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow was established in March
2018 to support the wellbeing of children in school years 1-8 living with the
legacy of earthquakes across Canterbury and Kaikoura.
The initiative aims to provide early intervention and
support for teachers, families and whānau when children are experiencing
ongoing issues that are impacting their wellbeing. The service can support
individual children and groups of children and provide information and
workshops for parents.
The Mana Ake service was rolled out to schools in the Tamai
(east Christchurch) and Uru Mānuka (Hornby) Kāhui Ako (Communities of Learning)
on 30 April 2018. The people providing the service have a diverse range of
skills and include, social workers, whānau ora kaimahi, counsellors and
kaihaumanu. They are available to support children and their families/whānau at
school and at home and they will be in schools regularly.
From term 3, July 2018, Mana Ake will be progressively
rolled out to all primary schools across Canterbury and Kaikoura (by geographic