WAVE stands for "Well-being and Vitality in Education". The wording of the name illustrates the link between health and education.
WAVE is a framework for intersectoral work aimed at creating and supporting healthier environments for children and young people in South Canterbury. [Read More]
This website features an online reservation system for resources available to education settings participating in WAVE.
The WAVE Story Follows on from the Evaluation: 16 years of WAVE. Explains what WAVE is and highlights the successes of WAVE and the lessons learned that can help strengthen health promotion delivery within a new National Public Health Service.
Korohi o te Pēpi & FLAVA was held the 8th & 9th September 2023
Previous years entry are available to view through the FLAVA 2.0 YouTube channel
WAVE Evaluation report 16 Years of WAVE in South Canterbury
Evaluation of the Toothbrush Pilot Programme
This evaluation captures the initial experiences of the kaiako, tamariki and whānau participating in the Te Hā o Aoraki.
Info graphic: Evaluation Summary
Media Article: Toothbrushing pilot a success at Arowhenua Māori School
Te Hā o Aoraki - The Breath of Aoraki, South Canterbury Toothbrushing Programme, is currently being offered to a selection of ECE and schools in South Canterbury. For all other ECE and schools who would like to start their own toothbrushing programme see the following guidelines.
Download: Toothbrushing Guidelines
WAVE has introduced a new Links & Downloads section which is for kaiako to access various guides, toolkits, websites and programmes to assist your ECE and school in promoting healthy choices and lifestyles and to enable you to incorporate these programmes into your curriculum.
If you need further assistance or more information on these toolkits and programmes, please contact your WAVE Facilitator.
We have also included links as to where you can purchase some of our resources if you wish to do so.
WAVE in the media!