Whare Tapa Whā - MGC’s Model for Wellbeing 

Hauora (health and wellbeing) is central to learning - just as each corner of the house must be strong and balanced to hold its structure each dimension of hauora must be balanced, for learning to occur.

To help guide and shape the ongoing work of Hauora at Marlborough Girls’ College, Mason Durie’s Whare Tapa-Whā model has been selected as the model that will help guide all decisions and processes. This model has been selected as it is a New Zealand based model that is already being taught in our Health Curriculum. 

MGC Model for Wellbeing

There are a number of hauora programmes at MGC to support and develop the four areas of wellbeing, including our STARS Programme, Restorative Practice, Whanau Teacher and Deans Support Network, and Guidance Counsellors.