Te Whare Tapa Whā model
The model displays elements Hauora (well-being): ‘te whare tapa whā’ – the four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health.
- Taha tinana: physical health
- Taha wairua: spiritual health
- Taha whānau: family and social health
- Taha hinengaro: mental and emotional health
NZIE have added a 5th element:
- Whenua: land and roots
Pictured below is a diagram of Te Whare Tapa Whā:
The Client Success Team use this model when consulting a student in need: they may require assistance in areas of academic performance, wellbeing, career opportunities or with cultural connections.
Each member of the Client Success Team will determine which of these areas in the Te Whare Tapa Whā is missing or damaged and will use the appropriate tools and resources to strengthen them.
NZIE also utilises the Tuakana-Teina relationship and mentor model. This is where graduates or students further down the course can partner with newer students for additional support.
All NZIE staff members are guided by our Cultural Advisor Terehia Walker and her husband Ngahiwi Walker in Māori practices and principles. We regularly reassess our use of Te Whare Tapa Whā and Tuakana-Teina with Terehia and Ngahiwi’s guidance.