Lunchtime Learning: Mai World - Office of the Children's Commissioner

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Thu, 23 June 2022 - 12:00 pm
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Whāraurau invites you to attend our online Lunchtime Learning event:

Mai World - Office of the Children's Commissioner

with Laura Gingell, from the Child and Youth Voices Team

In this Lunchtime Learning session, the Mai World: Child and Youth Voices team will talk you through their work and how they ensure children and young people’s voices are heard. They will also go into detail on their 'Our Kind of School' project.


Mai World - Office of the Children's Commissioner

Mai World: Child and Youth Voices team is a small team of 6 within the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. We aim to listen to, engage with, and reflect the voices of children and young people and share them with decision makers. We work with children and young people from all around Aotearoa to understand what they think about a range of topics. We then share their thoughts so they can guide government and community decision making, as well as the work we do as an Office.

The 'Our Kind of School' project flips the question of bullying prevention around by focusing on why some schools and kura are so good at being a safe place for everyone. The purpose of this project was to collect examples of good practice and identify the barriers and enablers schools face when seeking to create safe and inclusive environments.

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner and The Ministry of Education collaborated to produce the 'Our Kind of School' report which shares our findings.

We went to four primary schools and one kura kaupapa Māori that had demonstrated effective practice in supporting student wellbeing. We heard from hundreds of students, whānau, staff members, and the wider school/kura community about what was working well and why.


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