Thursday, 16 February 2017

Sustaining Ourselves!

Sustaining Ourselves

In this Activity Davarni,Salote and Telesia has participated!...
We are learning to address the factors that can affect our wellbeing
Next to each of these scenarios write down which area of your wellbeing is being affected - social/whanau, spiritual, mental/emotional or physical. You might find that they affect more than one area

  • Going for a run - Physical

  • Playing a sports game with others - Physical and Social/Whanua

  • Going to church, the marae, temple… - Spiritual and Social/Whanua

  • Listening to your favourite music - Mental/Emotional

  • Eating fresh fruit and vegetables - Physical

  • Learning from a grandparent or caregiver - Social/whanua

  • Taking part in a cultural club or activity - Social/whanua and Physical

  • Getting enough sleep - Mental/Emotional and Physical

Imagine you are part of the following scenarios. Make a decision that will positively impact on your wellbeing and note which aspect of your wellbeing is affected.

1.You and your older brother have been given some money to buy food for you and your younger siblings for the next few days. You are tempted to buy take away, but you have to buy enough food for breakfast, lunch (for school/pre-school) and dinner for two days. -  They should not buy the takeaway and focus on buying their lunch and other important meal’s...

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2.You are having a really bad day and feel yourself getting angry and upset. You had a small argument with a friend earlier in the day, but you are now really angry at them. The bell will be ringing in ten minutes and you will have to sit next to this friend. What could you do? You shouldn’t take your mental anger and put it on your friend’s,Sort things out  ;) Tell them that you're sorry while you have time.
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3. You have just changed schools and are missing your old friend and activities. At your old school you played for the school rugby team, but you have not played sport here, except for in P.E. - Make friends with the classmates to make yourself confident around everyone. Get used to the students and teachers so you feel comfortable and can get back on track with sports and learning.

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4.You are Tongan, but your parents were born and grew up in New Zealand. They taught you English since you were born so that you would find New Zealand life easier, but they did not teach you much Tongan. At school you see other students speaking Tongan and participating in Tongan clubs and dancing. Although you feel happy in New Zealand, you wish you could connect to your Tongan roots. Why not go to Tonga to learn the ways and the language they speak and do, but your parents could’ve been taught tongan so you can also ask your parents??
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  1. Hi Anita,

    Well done for completing this activity. It is interesting how many different ways we can approach difficult situations.Some of the boys suggested that the children go to the supermarket and buy the food they need, and then leave one meal to buy a treat, which could be some take-away or lollies. I wonder if the Tongan student has thought of joining a cultural club as well.

  2. Hi Miss Stone,
    Thank you for the wonderful comment,I also think the boy's theory is also very good and I to Hope that some people join different kinds of culture groups!.


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