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Peace Education Programmes Newsletter

Providing Practical Tools for Respectful Relationships

Auckland Secondary Schools’

Peace Symposium

Students from 10 different secondary schools throughout Auckland attended the annual Peace Symposium held on 19th August 2016.

Mr Awesome, Cam Calkoen, was a favourite speaker at the event.

In this issue

The Peace Education School Programmes:

New resources ... page 14 Research findings ... page 3 Celebrating NZ nuclear free for 30 years!!! ... page 3 Handy hints for LtPM coordinators ... page 4 Training peer mediators - a different approach ... page 5 “Raising Great Kids” - FREE new course ... page 6 Mediation and the powhiri process ... page 7 Term 2, Cool Schools network meeting blitz ... page 13 Up-coming workshops, events, notices, contacts and more ... page 13 School programme resources - NOW ONLINE ... page 15 “Ship for World Youth Leaders” in town ... page 16

Editorial Kia Ora Koutou, MY HUMBLE APOLOGIES FOR not having this edition out in schools during Term One as intended. The national team of facilitators and I have been busy delivering our programmes around the country. Christina Barruel Since January 2017, we have visited over 50 schools throughout the country assisting teachers and students to implement Cool Schools, LtPM (Leadership through Peer Mediation) and Kia Tau te Rangimarie, in order to help create safe and respectful environments in schools. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their own behaviour and to support their peers to do the same. This is one of the unique features of a peer mediation programme. With ‘bullying’ cases on the increase, it is vital that students are well prepared with their ‘toolkit’ of peaceful conflict resolution skills for use at school and also outside the school gate, where destructive behaviours can occur. The Peace Foundation school programmes (mentioned above), provide both students and teachers with these invaluable ‘relationship building’ skills. Another factor worth noting is that social media is such a widely used facility these days. Many individuals would find it difficult to live without their mobile phone for even one hour! My concern for youth is their heavy use of technology to connect with each other. In my opinion, when it comes to building positive, healthy, constructive and long-lasting relationships, face-to-face communication is the most effective way. Our school programmes give students confidence in using listening and speaking skills to communicate with one another face-to-face.

Kia ora koutou!

Over 100 people from across Aotearoa New Zealand gave money to help raise $208,258 in The Peace Foundation’s first crowdfunding initiative in  2016.  These funds Christopher are enabling us in 2017 to take peer Le Breton mediation conflict resolution skills training to a further 50 schools nationwide, stretching further our impact beyond what we can do with Government support.  We are truly grateful. We have started to take on additional team members to join the waka.  Future focal areas for our work are likely to include developing a new programme to train

Towards a Digital World

2016 saw the successful introduction of a raft of new digital tools into The Peace Foundation.The Xero accounting system has been a major success and has simplified our accounts practices, making Annie Ferguson the management of the day to day running of the Foundation easier for everyone. Xero integrates with many applications and payment systems which means that we are now able to manage school resource purchases more efficiently – schools are now receiving orders within a few days rather than a week or more previously.

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This is especially helpful when the ‘going gets tough’ in times of conflict. When ‘conflict’ is understood as an opportunity for positive change and growth in a relationship then the ‘route to resolution’ is important. Indirect communication done via social media or texting will not always produce the desired results when it counts most. It is more difficult to build rapport, engage and empathise with a person you are in conflict with via the Internet or through text messaging. Therefore, it is important that our young people have the social skills required to communicate face-to-face, as was done before the ubiquitous smart phone was invented! “Face-to-face conversation is the most human – and humanizing – thing we do ... It’s where we develop the capacity for empathy ...” “Reclaiming Conversation – The Power of Talk in a Digital Age” by Sherry Turkle The Peace Foundation has good news! During our Crowdfunding campaign last year, Give-a-little pledgers around the country donated a total of $208,258. These funds are providing 50 schools around New Zealand with the training and resources required to implement our programmes in the future. If you are keen to book one of these trainings, please email:

Other news .... Cool Schools, LtPM and Kia Tau te Rangimaire Resources Order Form Now Online. A big ‘thank you’ to Alessandra Kuribara who has worked hard to get our school programmes’ resources online. Schools can now order and pay for their resources through our website facility on This is a much more convenient process for all concerned. Partnership Schools 2017. A big ‘thank you’ to 90 primary schools from around New Zealand who have each chosen to pay a sub of $230 to become Partnership Schools and therefore financial members of The Peace Foundation. There are exclusive benefits for Partnership Schools including access to essential resources online via a password and funded revisit trainings. For more

information, look on our website nz/content/partnership-schools Cool Schools National Network Meetings Blitz, Term 2, 2017. It has been over two years since any Cool Schools network meetings were facilitated around New Zealand. These meetings are helpful to support Cool Schools’ Coordinators with effective implementation of the programme. They are an opportunity for networking with other programme coordinators in the region, sharing successes, challenges, new resources and problem solving. Nine regional network meetings have been booked in host schools around the country and will take place in May and June 2017. For more information about your local network meeting, refer to the Notices Section on Page 13 of this edition. You can register by emailing: careylou@ Welcome to Carey-Lou Jones and Renei Ngawati. I take this opportunity to welcome into the team at Head Office Carey-Lou Jones, who was appointed to the part time position of Peace Education Programmes’ Administrator in January 2017, and Renei Ngawati who has replaced Cherie Mangu as the Maori Programme Coordinator and Trainer. Cherie is now working as a missionary in Argentina. Both Carey-Lou and Renei are skilled professionals who bring a wealth of experience in their fields of expertise. Finally, I would like to thank all those hard working individuals who make it possible to deliver our peace education programmes: The Peace Foundation Council, staff, contractors, interns and volunteers. A huge ‘thank you’ also to our funders; Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, DEUNIF and PADET, the Lottery Grants Board, Partnership Schools, all the wonderful pledgers who so graciously gave their donations to our Crowdfunding campaign last year, and to our long term supporters and donors. Your support is very much appreciated as it enables the continuation of peace education in schools and beyond which is so important in providing safe, respectful communities now and in the future. Wishing you all a successful, happy, and peaceful year ahead. Arohanui, Christina Barruel, Head of Peace Education.

and nurture school leavers. This is the Kaitiaki Peace Ambassador Leadership Programme which we are developing. Contact us if you or your school want to be associated with this. We aim to be partnering with Parihaka and other peace champions in Aotearoa NZ to help reconcile New Zealand’s recent history, and allow a celebration and appreciation of the different contributions, traditions and insights that we can draw on for the future, within the spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi. The world needs peacemakers like never before. And we in New Zealand have a unique opportunity going forward. We are celebrating the achievements of going nuclear-free 30 years

ago, and we are building on this legacy to look forward, nurture and train peace champions who can help achieve peace on the planet. Every one of us can make a difference. It is not too late to be involved and stretch what we have raised to enable us to get to more schools. Become a supporter and join the movement to bring peace in our schools, whanau and communities.  You can do this via our new online payment portal

Our second major achievement is the introduction of an online “shopfront” for school resources. All resource purchasing can now be completed at There are clear photos of the products available and some new resources will be for sale shortly. When you place an order online we receive an email notification straight away and pack and post your order within 1-2 days. We hope to add our range of books to the list of items in the near future. The website has been updated to improve the look and feel, however there is still much more work to do to meet the needs of our schools and students. This will be a major project for

the rest of the year as all the current content must be reviewed and new content and presentation created. We would love to hear your thoughts on what works well on the website, what could be improved and what else you would like to see. Please let us know your thoughts by emailing website@peacefoundation. A short survey to gather your ideas will also be sent out via Survey Monkey so please keep an eye out for it and complete it. Your ideas will be important as we wish to create an interactive, interesting and modern website to engage students, parents and teachers alike. Wishing you all the best in your learning. Annie Ferguson, Co-General Manager, Office Systems.

Ngā Mihi. Best wishes. Christopher Le Breton, Co-General Manager, Funding, Partnerships and Peace Development.

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The Peace Foundation programmes offer key ingredients to tackle causes of bullying by Dr Lyndon Burford Contemporary, New Zealandbased research suggests that The Peace Foundation’s Peer Mediation Programmes are a highly effective, evidence-based means of addressing bullying in schools. The Foundation trains students in essential social and emotional skills such as empathy, active listening, personal responsibility and respectful communication - exactly the type skills that experts are calling for to address the country’s serious bullying problem. Bullying is a serious issue affecting both schools and workplaces. A survey of 1700 workers published in August 2016 found that New Zealand has the second worst rate of workplace bullying in the world. In the school context, the 2015 edition of the internationally recognised TIMMS survey ranked New Zealand third worst out of 57 countries, in terms of exposure to bullying among Years 5 and 9 students. Dr Jamiee Stuart has spent several

years studying bullying in New Zealand, with the aid of a prestigious Marsden grant. Responding to the TIMMS survey, she states that positive relationship education is the ‘key ingredient’ needed to break the negative behaviour patterns that produce bullying. Dr Stuart agreed that just focusing on bullying doesn’t work - it’s a classic “ambulance at the bottom of the cliff” approach. Her research suggests that schools need to focus on “building up young people’s emotional and social intelligence,” by focusing on social, as well as physical, aspects of wellbeing. The Peace Foundation’s Maori-language conflict resolution programme, Kia Tau te Rangimarie, is a good example of how we seek to do this. The programme takes a hauora Maori approach to building positive relationships, which means addressing the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects of wellbeing.

Celebrating 30 years of by Dr Lyndon Burford June 8th, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of New Zealand’s iconic nuclear free law -- The New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act 1987. Experts widely agree that this law, and the public movement that created it, are a key aspect of our modern national identity. Internationally, New Zealand is broadly respected for our stance on nuclear issues, and the nuclear free law is a central part of that. Since passing the nuclear free law, New Zealand governments from both the left and right have proactively supported international disarmament activities. New Zealand has helped fund the dismantlement of former Soviet chemical weapons factories and nuclear submarines. We actively supported the negotiation of a treaty banning antipersonnel landmines, which has been very successful in reducing the use and 2017 FIRST edition

Overall, positive relationship training is central to The Peace Foundation’s school programmes. Christina Barruel, Head of Peace Dr Lyndon Burford Education, says: “Our school programmes focus on empowering youth to help their peers address conflict and other social challenges in a constructive, non-threatening, manner. Importantly, we do everything we can to make sure this happens in a safe, structured environment, supported by professionally-trained adults.” New Zealand-based research shows that this is the most positive way to build safe, respectful learning environments, as Dr Stewart reports: “In schools where young people intervene in bullying situations, there is less vicitimisation than in schools where teachers intervene.”

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impact of landmines. We co-chaired the Oslo process to ban cluster munitions and to that end, hosted a negotiating conference for the ban treaty. And most recently, New Zealand co-sponsored a UN resolution calling for negotiation of a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, despite vehement opposition from the UK and USA. These disarmament activities have raised New Zealand’s profile as a principled supporter of the United Nations and disarmament, contributing strongly to our election to the UN Security Council for 1993-1994 and 2015-2016. New Zealanders can be proud of this strong record of disarmament activity. But sadly, it generally goes unnoticed by the public, with most New Zealanders being uninformed and disengaged from disarmament issues. In this context, new research (by the writer of this article) suggests it is

important that we celebrate the success of the nuclear free law, which has helped propel New Zealand to the forefront of international debates around disarmament. Without public attention and support, there is a risk of political backsliding on disarmament issues. 2017 is a time to celebrate the brave, principled role that New Zealanders from all walks of life have played in creating and sustaining a nuclear free New Zealand for 30 years. And Schools Peace Week 2017 is the perfect opportunity to do that! Join schools from around New Zealand and the world (264 schools last year!) in celebrating Schools Peace Week from August 7-11 this year, with the theme 30 years nuclear free: Aotearoa/New Zealand!

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School News

Handy Hints for LtPM Coordinators at Secondary Schools by Donna Hourigan-Johnston - Coordinator of the LtPM Service at Mt Roskill Grammar I read once that there are three rules to life: kindness, kindness, kindness. I think this is true because kindness begets kindness. However I am well aware there are many things that can upset us. When we are upset we may not feel like being kind. Feeling angry with unfairness; being hurt or abused by others; being in conflict ... the list is endless. When I think about the Peer Mediation Service and what it gives students, I think ultimately it helps them be kind to one another. It gives an opportunity for students

to become more personally aware of themselves, to gain understanding of those around them and learn self-control. It grows stronger relationships and gives students skills to resolve differences. It helps students feel connected and have a stronger sense of belonging. It gives students a sense of purpose and agency in making a positive difference to their world, whether it’s their school, family or community. This ultimately creates a safer, more respectful environment. When Christina Barruel asked me to write this article about “Handy Hints for LtPM Coordinators at Secondary Schools,”

I immediately thought ‘every school needs to create their own service in their own way’. You cannot compare one school to another. Each school has its own culture. Its’ own Donna Hourigan-Johnston personalities. Its’ own strengths and weaknesses. We have had a Peer Mediation Service at MRGS for 22 years. It has taken time, perseverance and patience for it to become a successful part of the cultural tapestry of our school.

The following are some main reflections of what I think helped set up and strengthen the Peer Mediation Service at MRGS: We developed our own vision with our students. This empowered us with a clear rationale of why we need a Peer Mediation Service and what we want it to achieve. Many schools do it differently and difference is good. We gave as many students as possible the opportunity to train as Mediators. We have 240 trained Mediators at any one time, which is approximately 10% of the school. They have the opportunity to work at the grass roots level of the school supporting students to get help when needed. This has a reinforcing effect on the students. I remember a student applying to be a Mediator saying they had always wanted to be a Mediator since Year 9 when a Year 13 Mediator had helped them when they were bullied. 100 new Mediators are trained each year, with a further 80 receiving advanced training from The Peace Foundation; Rainbow Youth; Youthlaw; Julie Watson (Race Relations); Dr John Fenaughty (‘Inside Out’ Program); SHINE and the Brainwave Trust. 40 Mediators each year also experience a two day Mentorship training (Sunday/Monday) with Julie McCracken from Mindflow. I believe as the Mediators are in a position of power helping others, they need to have the opportunity to

I think Mediation skills are very important if we are serious about standing up against violence in our society. I want students to be ‘Ambassadors of Social Justice’, standing up against bullying in the school community and standing FOR respect and fairness for all. This means a Mediation Service is more than

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learn more about social issues and to challenge their own belief systems. All Mediation training and Mediations are done in school time. This is important as it shows that the school fully supports and values the Peer Mediation Service as an integral part of the school. When selecting Mediators, I make sure all ethnicities and genders are represented within the team. I head hunt students and encourage them to apply. It is important for the Mediation Service to reflect the student body and who the students will relate to. I have heard on a number of occasions from Advanced Mediators that the thing they love is that “anyone” can be a Mediator; there is no hierarchy. They can apply in Year 11 and 12 at our school. Every August, we have a major International Peace week where the students organise a wide range of activities. These include Peace assembly presentations, Peace T-shirts, Peace Banners, White Ribbons, Peace Quote competitions, Random Acts of Kindness, Face Painting, and an ‘Embracing Diversity & Anti Violence Stall day‘ where many agencies come in and share important information to students. We also have a Peace March around our Mt Roskill Community.

having confidential mediations behind closed doors, (of which we do about 40 a year). It is about being part of a large social justice movement within the school, where people and diversity is appreciated and valued, and injustice addressed. These are some ideas of how to set up or

Remember this has been developed over a 22 year period!

Be visible! We have a

Mediation Banner hanging outside Student Services. We create posters, pamphlets and assembly presentations. We take lots of photos of events like Peace Week and have a Peer Mediation photo board. If you have time, it is really effective for Mediators to go into Year 9 classes and facilitate a lesson on ‘anger and conflict resolution’. We did this a few years ago, and I really want to do this again. We have a budget to pay for badges, training, Peace Week activities and administration costs. We have a Peer Mediator or Mediators of the Year at end of year Prize giving. We attend the Annual Peace Foundation’s Secondary School’s Peace Symposium. It is inspirational!

strengthen your LtPM Service but please remember that you and your students are the experts on your school, so develop a Peer Mediation Service that fits with your vision for your school and your school’s needs. Everything starts somewhere. Better to start than to do nothing at all.

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Browns Bay Primary School – A Different Approach to Training Peer Mediators - by Karen Tews (Cool Schools Coordinator) This year at Browns Bay School we tried a slightly different approach to training the students for Peer Mediation. In the past there seemed to be a bit of a compromise between getting the Peer Mediators out mediating as early in Term 1 as possible and ensuring that they are confident and skilled up to do so. I often struggle, within limited time, to give students ample opportunity to practice role playing and following the process (using the correct type of questions, in the correct order as well as showing active listening). To properly listen to each and every one of them as they role play, giving guidance where needed, is also very time consuming. Without lots and lots of practice students can tend to err from the script and resort to ‘teacher type questions’ such as ‘why did you do that?’ This can quickly break down students’ confidence in using the Peer Mediation process. I aimed to overcome this problem with a slightly new approach. Late in Term 4, 2016, all Year 5 students were given an afternoon basic introduction and training in Peer Mediation. This was relatively easy to arrange at this time of year, as testing and reports were over. Students got to explore what a Peer Mediator is and is not, to discuss

and practice the skills required such as active listening, questioning and summarising. We watched and discussed several clips from the Primary Mediation DVD, which helped to clarify and illustrate the process before they had a go themselves at working in fours role playing, following the mediation process sheet. At the end of the session students were given the opportunity to complete an application form to apply to be a Peer Mediator in 2017. Having first had an opportunity to practice the skills some students who had not previously considered applying felt confident enough to apply. Others, however, decided that now they better understood the commitment involved and the way they are expected to follow a fairly structured process, it was not for them. Hopefully this will mean that we have super committed and enthusiastic Peer Mediators for 2017. Applicants took with them a copy of the Peer Mediation process sheet to continue to practice with buddies in their own time (ensuring they ask the right type of questions, without missing vital parts out). The hope was that committed students would work collaboratively to practice, observe and help each other to accurately follow the process until it became embedded.

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There were 49 keen applicants so it was decided to split these in half, with 24 students across two classes getting the opportunity to mediate through Term 1, with the rest following in Term 2. A second training afternoon took place in Week 2, Term 1. The whole focus of this was for me to observe each applicant to check they could work with their buddy to follow the process they had been practicing in their own time. Each applicant was either signed off as ‘ready to mediate’ or else will be given another opportunity at the end of Term 2, when the second half of the applicants get their turn. The successful students have been rostered on for Term 1. We have four Peer Mediators every lunchtime, two covering the junior playground and two the senior playground.

Browns Bay Primary - trained Peer Mediators for Term One, 2017

Peer Mediation at Woodstock School (Hamilton) Peer mediation has helped me become a better person, because I have learnt how to solve problems rather than be in them. That has really helped and been useful over the past two years. I like peer mediation because Molly and Eloisa I am helping people and - Year 6 Peer making people feel better Mediators and teaching them how to be responsible for their own behaviour. I also like peer mediation because as I help solve children’s problems I am also teaching them about the mediation process. Being a Peer Mediator at Woodstock School is an important and helpful programme to be involved with. It was implemented by the school so there wouldn’t be so many problems in the playground at morning tea and lunch time. Some things that work for mediation at our school are working the peer mediators on duty in pairs. It has been helpful to work in pairs because we have each other to support and because if we have two problems there are two of us to help solve the issues. Our role in the mediation programme is to help, encourage, support, and teach kids how to be good role models especially when it comes to sorting out their problems together.   by Molly and Eloisa - Year 6 Woodstock Peer Mediator Team 2016 Peer mediation has helped us understand that it is really important the disputants solve their problem so that it doesn’t carry on and get any worse. The tools we have learned at training have improved our skills of helping and getting along with others so that if our siblings are having

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Madelin and Caitlyn Peer Mediators

an argument we can do mediation with them or if anyone we know is having an argument we can settle it with mediation. Our favourite part about Peer Mediation is being able to work with the disputants and after their problem is solved we are usually known as the people who helped them solve their problem. As peer mediation has helped kids solve their problems it has helped them become better friends with each other. Later in the year, kids have got more confident with coming up to peer mediators and asking us whether we can help solve their problem. If we have more than one problem at the same time we split up and work with both problems. Overall, peer mediation has been a big help to all the kids with problems. We have enjoyed being peer mediators at our school and encourage you to be one too.     by Caitlyn and Madelin Woodstock Peer Mediator Team 2016 My name is Brianna, I’m a Year 5 student at Woodstock School. One of my roles at Woodstock is I’m a trained peer mediator. I started my peer mediator training in Year Four. This means I would spend every Wednesday Brianna - Year 5 Peer Mediator lunchtime in Room 15.  As a group we would role play, talk about conflict and how to handle a problem and any other questions peer mediators may have. Problems we help sort out are; misunderstandings, name calling, friendship issues and gossip. I really love helping children out on the playground. I feel good when I can help solve a problem and see people walking away happy.   Peer mediators go on duty at playtime to help people solve problems. We are good role models for Woodstock School students that they can trust. Mrs Bull and Miss Lynn are the teachers who teach you the path to becoming a Peer Mediator at Woodstock School. by Brianna Griffiths - Year 5 Woodstock Peer Mediator Team 2016

Our names are Beth and Lucy and we are Peer Mediators at Woodstock School. During our journey to make our school a peaceful place, we have found that working as a team has been successful. This is Beth and Lucy because when we interact - Year 6 Peer with our partner nicely, Mediators the disputants will see us as friendly people and will want to interact with us too. Working as a team is also successful because if some disputants aren’t listening or if it gets too hard, there is more than one person to help so the job is easier. Peer mediation has helped us to communicate better with our peers. It has also helped us to solve our own problems more successfully so we have better relationships with others. Peer mediation has not only helped the children with friendship problems at our school but has also helped the peer mediators to be more social. The peer mediators are all very friendly and have skills that help form better relationships. Because of this we think peer mediation has been a success at our school. We think mediation is a great process that is very useful when solving friendship problems. Peer mediators also offer support for students who are having difficulty making friends. by Beth and Lucy - Year 6 Woodstock Peer Mediator Team 2016

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Family Programme

Families Need Partnerships by Lisa Gibson Change the way you look at things ... and the things you look at change - Dr Wayne Dyer There are two ways of relating to others. The traditional way or dominator model in which there is unequal ranking, Lisa Gibson e.g. male over female, parents over children or older over younger children and the partnership model in which some people are not superior and others inferior. In the partnership model, all members are free of domination. The long-standing tradition of punishment of children is gone. In partnership families, conflicts are resolved democratically and without violence, without winners and losers. Relationships that are authoritarian and hierarchal contribute to both verbal and

physical violence. The skills needed in partnership families require open and caring communication and respectful dealing with differences. We all recognise that partnerships strengthen, nourish and enrich relationships while domination destroys, diminishes and deforms them. Researchers have found that 70% of all relationship conflicts are conflicts about basic values, attitudes and beliefs, in both successful and unsuccessful relationships. In our Peaceful Family Communication courses, we teach parents the two common types of conflict and useful ways of resolving these so that both people involved get to feel good about the result. The advantage of knowing this is that once you sort out a conflict, it stays sorted, and you don’t have to

keep policing it and enforcing the result. What takes time in organisations and families is not sorting out many different conflicts. In partnership families people are motivated to achieve, while also being loving, supportive and nourishing towards each others goals and personal growth. If you would like to learn more about how conflict can be creative and productive then please get in touch and join us for our next workshop. Email:

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Kia Tau te Rangimarie

Kia Tau Te Rangimarie - Maori Conflict Resolution Programme by Cherie Mangu - Kia Tau Te Rangimarie Programme Coordinator Tēnā anō tātou e te whānau huri noa i te motu. Kia Tau Te Rangimarie has made significant progress within kura kaupapa and schools around the motu this year, spreading the programme Cherie Mangu into three new regions, Te Atihaunui a Paparangi ki Wanganui, Ngati Kahu ki Kaitaia and Te Aitanga a Mahaki. Although the LtPM, Cool Schools and Kia Tau Te Rangimarie programmes are united with the purpose of achieving peace within schools, the methodologies and teachings principles applied within the Maori programme is unique through the incorporation of

‘Te ao marama’ (the Maori world view) and ‘Tikanga Maori’ (Maori values). This article aims to encapsulate and explain these principles as applied to conflict resolution and the mediation process. Te Ao Marama, meaning the world of light, begins with the separation of Ranginui and Papatuanuku (Sky father and Earth mother). The couple’s embrace was so strong that their children, the Atua, were isolated within the darkness of their embrace. Some of the Atua devised a plan to escape the darkness by separating their parents. Conflict and war arose among the Atua because one of the Atua, Tawhirimatea, disapproved of their parents’ separation. The response of 5 of the Atua during this conflict is used to portray the five conflict styles as identified by Dr Thomas Kilman.

Responses Options in Conflict / Conflict Styles Atua

Conflict Style

Response to separation of Rangi and Papa

Tawhirimatea Atua of wind, storms, weather


Disagreed with the separation of his parents and inflicted war against his brothers.

Tane Mahuta Atua of forests and birds


Tumatauenga (Atua of war) suggested that their parents be killed. Tane Mahuta came up with the alternative of separating his parents instead. Ngā tauira o Te Puawaitanga (Birkdale Primary) – discussing the characteristics of each (Atua) conflict response.

Haumiatiketike Atua of wild and uncultivated food


During the war, to avoid being killed Haumiatiketike hid within the embrace of his mother Papatuanuku.

Ruaumoko Atua of earthquakes and volcanoes


Ruaumoko is the unborn child of Papatuanuku and remains within her womb. During the separation of Rangi and Papa, Ruaumoko played no role in the conflict. However we occasionally feel of his anger and hurt from the separation of his parents at times of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.



After the war between the Atua, Rongomatane spread peace upon the face of the earth to restore balance. Rongomatane remains within the meeting houses of marae as a promotor of peace and collaborative communication by all who enter.

Mediation and the Powhiri Process In traditional times the powhiri was the common forum for resolution of a grievance through debate and negotiation. The first voice heard on the marae is that of the kaikaranga. Through the kaikaranga the manuhiri (visitors) and tangata whenua (host people) come together to negotiate and communicate similar to the process of a mediation and the coming together of the disputants and mediators. The powhiri process is very tapu. One of the main principles of the powhiri is the tapu-noa principle, transforming the manuhiri from a state of tapu to a state of noa or balance to normalise human relationships and allow the interaction of both parties. Another important principle is the principle of ea. This principle relates to meeting the requirements of the occasion and considering the importance of the manuhiri. Both the tangata whenua and manuhiri

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have important contributions in achieving the principle of ea. The tangata whenua are motivated by the obligation to carry out the powhiri and meet all tikanga requirements. Similarly, the manuhiri must also meet the standards set by the tangata whenua by making a good effort to engage in the dynamics of the powhiri process. Following the speeches, a koha is given by the manuhiri in accordance with the principle of reciprocity. This was traditionally an important component in the resolution of a dispute. Upon settling the dispute, the tangata whenua and manuhiri come together for the hongi, or pressing of noses in accordance to the principle of hohou rongo. Finally, both parties come together to eat food which is the final process of alleviating the tapu and both parties become noa. The dispute is settled and justice, peace and harmony is restored. Nāku noa, nā Cherie Mangu, Kaihāpai Māori mo Te Tuapapa Rongomau o Aotearoa. Ngati Porou, Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara, Ngapuhi/Ngati Hine, me Te Atihaunui a Paparangi.

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Schools’ Peace Week 2016 by Lucy Stewart, Peace Week Coordinator Schools’ Peace Week 2016 was a fantastic success with 264 schools across New Zealand and the world participating, our biggest number yet! The theme was ‘Dialogues for Peace’ and schools and students unleashed their creativity and came up with all sorts of fabulous activities to spread peace through dialogue, such as debates and discussions on peace topics, writing letters to Lucy Stewart, Peace Week Coordinator Parliamentarians about peace issues, Skype calling students in other countries, making artworks and letters to send to students in other countries, and peace concerts, among many more. We had schools in New Zealand, China, the USA, Jordan, Pakistan and New Caledonia take part. Schools’ Peace Week 2016 was held from Monday 8th August until Friday 12th of August, and across the country from Paihia to Bluff schools were abuzz with peace activities. The Peace Foundation team would like to extend our gratitude and admiration to the Peace Education Welfare Organisation of Pakistan for their incredible effort of organising 120 schools in Pakistan to participate in Schools’ Peace Week. The students took part in a whole range of peace activities, as well as connecting with students in New Zealand during the week. The event concluded with the Schools’ Peace Week Symposium at Western Springs Community Hall on August 19th. Ten schools from around Auckland came together to celebrate what they had achieved during the week, and the presentations were so inspiring.

Comments from teachers and students about Peace Week 2016 “I really appreciate your efforts and am thankful to you for providing our school with this platform to work for peace thorough the transformative power of education.” “It is so important for the children of today to learn about Peace and to talk about Peace and what it means, as it is so relevant in their lives. Not only with regards to the wars going on in the world, but also the domestic and social violence that goes on in New Zealand.” “Focusing on peace is important for building caring citizens for a caring world.” “There is no more important issue and it draws the issue to the attention of the students in a fun and interactive way.” See the Facebook Page for more photos and videos: SchoolsPeaceWeek

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World Learning Grammar School in Pakistan celebrate Peace Week by folding peace doves.

Students at West Lake Girls particpating in Schools’ Peace Week.

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Students at Paraparaumu College writing peace messages in their school quad.

Lucy Stewart, the Youth Programmes Coordinator, talks to students at St. Cuthbert’s College in Auckland on the dangers of Nuclear Weapons, during Schools’ Peace Week.

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Past Events

The 2016 Auckland Schools’ Peace Symposium A reflection by Rosa Henderson and Ben Macintyre Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) student participants In keeping with the theme of Dialogues for Peace, the MAGS Peer Mediation team embraced 2016 Schools’ Peace Week by organising a range of activities to get students engaging with peaceful conflict resolution and promoting peaceful relationships. From assembly presentations, writing notes of kindness distributed randomly throughout the school, inviting students to fill the quad with peaceful messages with chalk, to participating in random acts of kindness, students and teachers alike realised our ability to bring joy to others, spreading kindness around the entire school. A short film created by the Peer Mediators to be displayed at the Peace Symposium opened up dialogues for peace within the school, highlighting our unique, individual understandings of peace, and the way in which these values intrinsically link us to a shared, harmonious goal of acceptance and equality for all. The Peace Symposium bought the experiences and ideas of all the schools

that participated in Peace Week together. This inspiring event opened up dialogues between people who otherwise would not have had an opportunity to interact. All eleven Auckland secondary schools were welcomed with a Powhiri by students from the Western Springs College Rumaki. Phil Goff, Auckland mayoral candidate and member of parliament for Mt Roskill, delivered his plan for making Auckland City a city for Peace. Amandeep Kaur from Manurewa High School was inspirational in her presentation of what she is doing within her community to create peace. Following this, we mixed and participated in different activities with other schools before each school presented their school’s activities over Peace Week. Our MC, Siauala "GK" Nili, was enthusiastic throughout keeping us entertained with some random 'dabbing' as well as the performance of one of his songs. Other musical performances were also greatly appreciated including award winning singer/songwriter Emma Cooper-Williams, from Rangitoto College,

Our symposium MC, Siauala "GK" Nili with Ben Macintyre from Mount Albert Grammar School.

singing some of her original songs. Most students would agree that Cam Calkoen’s speech was particularly moving and humourous as he talked about "dreaming big" from his own personal perspective as someone with cerebral palsy. It was perhaps the highlight of the symposium for me, although pizza for lunch came pretty close! All in all, the Peace Symposium was a lot of fun for all involved and a highlight of the peer mediation experience. by Rosa Henderson and Ben Macintyre, Year 13 Peer Mediators, Mount Albert Grammar School.

Peace Education Programmes - National Facilitators’ Hui 2016 The 9th Peace Education Programmes Facilitators' hui was held at the Domain Lodge, Grafton, Auckland, from the 28th 30th September, 2016. This was a wonderful opportunity to get the national team of facilitators together for professional learning and development, sharing of expertise, problem solving, future planning, technology up-skilling and generally, an opportunity to enjoy the stimulating company of other passionate colleagues who work in peace education. A highlight of the hui was the presentation of the LtPM and Cool Schools research reports by Dr Lyndon Burford. These reports were the result of data collection from

primary and secondary schools around the country followed by many hours of analysis work during 2015 and 2016. To read the reports, go to 'Recent Research' at www. Another highlight was the opportunity for The Peace Foundation Council members to meet the national team over 'wine and cheese'. Each participant introduced themselves so that now there is greater appreciation of the high level of experience and expertise from both sides. An event like this does not happen on its own! A big 'thank you' to Carey-Lou Jones who was the efficient organiser behind the scenes.

Participants at the 2016 National Facilitators’ Hui. Standing, left to right: Tracey Innes, Cherie Mangu, Larissa Honders, Lynn Scott, Carey-Lou Jones, Sue Ferguson and Gillian Tasker. Seated, left to right: Tracy Scott, Christina Barruel and Lisa Gibson.

Canterbury Schools Mediators Big Day Out 2016 Canterbury schools came together on the 18th August, 2016, for the Canterbury Mediators Big Day Out. Hosted with wonderful skill by Oaklands Primary School peer mediators, there were 45 students and 8 adults in attendance from the following schools: Previous MBDO attendees; Opawa Primary, Oaklands Primary School, Darfield High School and new comers; Springston Primary, Hanmer Springs Primary and Redwood Primary. Oaklands Primary School, Opawa Primary School and Springston Primary school all did an amazing job of presenting their school's peer mediation programme and the feedback from the participating schools, indicated how much that was appreciated.

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There were three major highlights from the day: 1. The team building games and activities that were led by Hanmer Primary School, Oaklands Primary School and Opawa Primary School. 2. The only secondary school in attendance, Darfield High School, proved to be a major inspiration for the primary school peer mediators as their student peer mediators led a mini training, facilitated some group activities and organised some games. 3. Our guest speaker, Life Mechanic Dayle Hunt, thrilled, entertained and inspired the students and adults as 'Aunt Marjorie/Agony Aunt' with amazing advice for all.

The overwhelming feedback from the day was the information and inspiration received from Dayle/Aunt Marjorie and the awesome secondary school mediators from Darfield High.

Participants at the 2016 Canterbury Schools Peer Mediators Big Day Out.

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Schools’ Peace Week was initiated during 2014 in Pakistan. It was celebrated in 12 schools throughout Karachi. 2015 was a great success with 65 schools celebrating from all over Pakistan. 120 schools celebrated SPW in 2016! Schools faced many challenges

Schools’ Peace Week Pakistan 2016 during the planning, preparation and implementation of Schools' Peace Week Pakistan 2016. The big challenge was that schools were on summer vacation and after summer vacation they were engaged in our Independence Day Celebration on the 14th August. School management and administration staff were passionate and supported our 2016 SPW team to celebrate Schools Peace Week in Pakistan during the same dates schools were celebrating in New Zealand and other countries. This year all schools participated full of passion and enthusiasm. Students celebrated SPW in their schools very well. 7,800 students and 550 teachers from 120 schools engaged in Schools’ Peace Week in Pakistan during 2016. One of the most popular activities of SPW was the Pen Pal Activity with

the students of Westlake Girls High School in Auckland, New Zealand and World Learning Grammar School, Karachi, Pakistan. This was achieved through Skype calls and photo sharing. It was so inspiring! This activity increased student motivation and passion. The Peace Foundation in New Zealand gave such a great learning opportunity to the students of Pakistan through this activity. We are very much thankful to our coordinator, Ms Mishkat, for her great effort. Students felt the ‘heat of compassion’ and demonstrated ‘dialogues for peace’

Peace Summer Camp Pakistan 2016 World Learning Grammar SCHOOL organized Peace Summer camp 2015 in June and July. World Learning Grammar school has been situated in one of the turbulence areas of Pakistan, Lyari Town. More than 500 youth from World Learning Grammar School Participated this free summer camp program. Peace Summer Camp 2016 was designed to get indulged students in positive and creative activities in summer vacation, and prevent them from negative activities or gathering. It was designed with holistic approach that students learn to respect and love others. The ideas were based on bringing compassion in students through sports and teaching them skills and activities for peace. Sports for Peace: Students learned to accept each other either they are winner or loser. They learned to stable their emotions when they were angry and cheerful. They found that they all are friends and can play and live together despite differences of cast, ethnics and religions.

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through engaging with students in sports such as; football, Dodge The Ball, and cricket. Also, students celebrated SPW by making peace banners, doing group drawings, human peace signs, having ‘peace’ discussions, speaking languages for peace, perfume for peace, dance for peace, art for peace, a Peace Art Exhibition and Pledges for Peace at both primary and secondary levels.

We are very thankful for this awesome opportunity to participate in SPW and also for all our beloved, hard working team of coordinators.

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of Henna, An eastern traditional decoration on hands and feet mostly used by girls and women. Students learned about peace mandala and how really it can impact the mood while someone is stressful. Arts for Peace: Students learned through art that how to care our mother earth and environment. They expressed and being sensitized how the environment has been devastated by the human greed and carelessness. They have planned for planting campaign in school in September 21st, Peace Day to make all one to protect environment and our earth through growing trees as just after they attended peace summer camp 2016.

Let’s Friendship for Peace: Students learned basic skills to introduce themselves and how to have good relations with each other. They are tiny cute kids, really impressed others and elders to live well together.

Peace Mandala Mehndi (Hinna) for Peace: It was Peace Mandala a visual healing, which helps to relief stress and bring inner peace. Students participated with the combination

Debate for Peace: Students gave many presentations how peace is important for them can impact to community and personal levels. Peace Cards: Students shared each other peace cards and expressed their ideas and feelings how they feel about peace.

Expressions for Peace: Students shared quotations and every individual expressed the idea in discussion about peace.

Peace Bands and lunch sharing for Peace: What an amazing activity, students learned to have transformation their friendships into peace friendship to support.

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by Lucy Stewart, REACT Programme Coordinator The Responding to Armed Conflict (REACT) programme has had one of its busiest years yet, delivering 23 presentations to high school groups across Auckland, reaching a total audience of approximately 1350 students. Term 4 has been especially busy with many schools interested in REACT trainings to help their students prepare for their NCEA exams. The REACT programme focuses on peace and disarmament issues and its purpose is to engage New Zealand students in these issues and put forward peaceful ways that they can make a difference. We also highlight New Zealand’s positive role as a peacekeeping and peacemaking nation and strive to encourage young people to aspire to continue this great work. Today’s youth will be the leaders of tomorrow and as such it is vital that they are informed, responsible global citizens who value diversity and tolerance, and practise critical thinking and understanding. Popular topics this year have

been the Israel/Palestine conflict, the conflicts in the Middle East and ISIS, and nuclear disarmament. Our content varies from presentation to presentation depending on a school’s needs and wishes. This year we have presented at King’s College, Mount Albert Grammar School, Western Springs College, St Cuthbert’s College, Westlake Boys and Girls High Schools among others.

The REACT team have been very impressed with the students they have worked with and the insightful questions and discussions they have put forward. The REACT presentation is free of charge and can be delivered to class groups, lunchtime clubs or school assemblies. The content is flexible depending on a schools’ needs or wishes and we are happy to adjust our topics to fit into NCEA requirements. If you would like to book the REACT team to present at your school, please email us at: We look forward to hearing from you.

Lucy Stewart and Ayla Vasylenko with Westlake Girls students.

“Very interesting and engaging, the use of powerpoints and videos hooked the audience.” “Interesting presentation, opened my eyes to how nuclear weapons are still a major issue.” “It is cool that one of the presenters has actually been to Israel and Palestine and could explain first hand, and they showed us that it is the people that matter.” “Thank you for coming into the school and presenting to our class, I learnt a lot in regards to this particular conflict. I believe that the information I have gathered will be helpful when it comes to my NCEA exam :)”

Lucy Stewart and Lyndon Burford presenting at St Cuthbert’s College.

Lyndon Burford and Lucy Stewart presenting to St Cuthbert’s College on Nuclear Disarmament.

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Staff and Interns

New Staff ... Carey-Lou

Peace Education Programmes Administrator Hi. I’m Carey-Lou. I have a background in customer service and sales and I’m a Mum. About six months ago, I came to The Peace Foundation office for a coffee and catch up with a friend from way back, Annie Ferguson. She said to come upstairs for cake, so I did. What struck me were the people. They were just a really neat bunch, going somewhere, making a difference. So I asked if there were any jobs. Since there weren’t at the time, I said I’d volunteer anyway. Eventually, they found me a part time job. Lucky me! I am now an employee of The Peace Foundation! I have mostly been involved in Peace Education administration for the Cool Schools and Leadership through Peer Mediation school programmes. The skills that these two programmes are teaching our children are invaluable. They are making a positive difference in our schools, homes and communities. Awesome!

Renei Ngawati

Maori Programme Coordinator and Trainer Kia ora koutou katoa. Ko Renei Ngawati toku ingoa, He uri ahau o Ngati Hine me Ngati Porou. I have joined The Peace Foundation as the new Programme Coordinator and Trainer for Kia Tau te Rangimarie. I am excited to be able to work within our communities and to be a part of the wonderful activities our whanau and students get up to! My background is in tertiary education as a lecturer in Maori Health and Development. In 2014, I graduated with a Masters in Public Health looking at how sport is used for indigenous community development. I travelled to the USA, Canada and Australia to talk to sports organisations that work within our indigenous communities and how they use sport for advancing their people. In 2015, I received a Vodafone World of Difference Fund to implement a rangatahi (youth) development programme supporting Maori and Pasifika students entering their first year of university. Just like in sport and education, a strong identity of self is the main steerer for whatever waka we are on for the journey to self-success. At my heart is my family. My family consists of 5 children and a loving husband. Now I am here at The Peace Foundation and I can benefit from a great role where I can practice being a peaceful mama too. Kia ora tatou.

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Interns ... Danielle Gengler

Hi, my name is Danielle and I am from Luxemburg, a little country in the middle of Europe. I have graduated as a social worker this year and I did not want to work immediately. So, I decided to get more practical experience by doing an internship within The Peace Foundation. My role was to support the Family Programme Manager, Lisa Gibson. Her programme teaches simple life skills, such as; solving conflicts constructively, becoming aware of your conflict response options and how to build rapport. Learning these competencies is really helpful as a social worker and even more so, applying the skills in my own personal life.

Koralee Swete

Kia ora everyone. My name is Koral and I was a previous intern for The Peace Foundation in 2016. Before beginning my role as an administration/social media advisor intern, I didn’t have a definitive answer for anyone who asked what I wanted to be when I graduated. At the time, I was working towards completing my Bachelor of Arts - majoring in Social Sciences, and a minor in Criminology - of which I graduated after completing my placement hours with The Peace Foundation. Being a student at the time, it was intimidating trying to figure out the direction I wanted my future to go in, especially because all I’d really known was that I wanted to feel like I was making a difference to society. Being a not-for-profit advocate for peace, social justice, and community development, I chose The Peace Foundation because I found that their core values aligned almost symmetrically with my own.  Despite my limited time with The Peace Foundation, I learnt invaluable life skills that I have found to be transferrable in my everyday life; such as: being able to express my own ideas and opinions freely, developing interactive two-way communication techniques with the public so that they have a chance to help guide and make suggestions for the future (both in person and via social media), managing my time more efficiently to maximise my efficiency, and to push past my own mental barriers to achieve goals I never thought were even possible prior to my internship Overall, I am privileged to have spent the time I did as an intern at The Peace Foundation. Not only have I grown into a more confident, self-expressive and thoughtful person, working in an environment that provides support and encouragement but I have also solidified my decision to work in not-for-profit organisations and to do my part in helping to make our society a more peaceful place for us to all live in.

Mary Faith Abella

Kumusta! I’m Mary Faith Abella. I am a Filipino. I heard about the opportunity to be part of The Peace Foundation as an Intern. Indeed good things happened and now I am part of the team. It seems pretty amazing because I am helping The Foundation with their Human Resources area, establishing policies and standards. Aside from that, I am also working alongside Lucy Stewart in the Internship Programme. Being part of this organisation has given me a challenge and a great opportunity for learning. I have already learnt useful imperative lessons for my personal and professional development.

Dhwani Jani

Meet Dhwani Jani. Originally born in Ahmedabad (India), who is now a proud citizen of Aotearoa. I have just recently finished a bachelor of business where I did a major in business information system and a minor in accounting. I started my internship at The Peace Foundation in August 2016 till October 2016. My role was business information systems administrator. By being a Peace Foundation intern I gained a variety of skills and knowledge such as learning about different software’s like Xero and CiviCRM as well as the wide range of programmes provided by The Peace Foundation for students, teachers and parents. Most of all I loved working with the team.

Larrissa Honders

My name is Larissa Honders and I am from the Netherlands. I came to New Zealand to see this beautiful country but also to learn more about non-for-profit organisations. I was working for a couple months alongside Christopher Le Breton, the co-general manager of The Peace Foundation and helping him with numerous things like the crowd funding follow-up and organisation and preparation for the lecture of Dr Helen Caldicott, an important anti-nuclear activist. I really appreciated the time that The Peace Foundation gave to help me learn about all the aspects of a not-for-profit organisation.

Alex Boyd

During my time at the Peace Foundation I investigated the current state of anti-nuclear sentiment within New Zealand. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of New Zealand’s anti-nuclear laws, and so a study on how much progress had been made in the decades since becoming nuclear free seemed appropriate. My research revealed that while being a nuclear free country is still of importance to New Zealanders, association of these values with national identity has dropped considerably since 1987. This is largely due to the shifting of discourses concerning anti-militarisation away from public institutions, and predominantly towards Government spheres. To rectify this, an awareness of New Zealand’s anti-nuclear role in global demilitarisation efforts must be introduced in children’s’ education. In witnessing the Peace Foundation’s annual schools’ Peace Symposium and Schools’ Peace Week during my time as an intern, I observed a foundation that is well equipped to influence improvements in these areas.

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Cool Schools Workshops ... 2017 Auckland Primary Teachers’ Cool Schools Training Workshops

Cool Schools Network Meeting Blitz, Term Two, 2017

Term 2 - Friday 16th June (Week 7) from 9.30a.m. to 3.30p.m. Term 3 - Friday 11th August (Week 3) from 9.30a.m. to 3.30p.m. Term 4 - Thursday 16th November (Week 5) from 9.30a.m. to 3.30p.m. VENUE: Te Waipuna Puawai, 12A Umere Crescent, Ellerslie, Auckland COST: $150+GST per person which includes: resource material, certificate, morning tea and lunch. INTERESTED: Email:

Come and meet other Cool Schools Co-ordinators and share ideas at your local network! This is a very worthwhile meeting and recommended for supporting effective Cool School implementation. To register, please email:


1. Northland - Maunu School - Wednesday 3rd May - 12.30p.m. - 3.30p.m. 2. North Auckland - Upper Harbour Primary School - Friday 12th May - 12.30p.m. 3.30p.m. 3. Hamilton and Districts - Rotokauri School Tuesday 16th May - 12.30p.m. - 3.30p.m. 4. Canterbury - Lemonwood Grove School -

Friday 19th May - 12.30p.m. - 3.30p.m. 5. Nelson and Tasman Bay - Tahunanui Primary School - Wednesday 24th May - 12.30p.m. - 3.30p.m. 6. Wellington and Districts - Waterloo Primary School - Friday 26th May - 12.30p.m. - 3.30p.m. 7. West Auckland - Oratia District School Wednesday 31st May - 12.30p.m. - 3.30p.m. 8. South Auckland - Mangere Bridge School Thursday 22nd June - 12.30p.m. - 3.30p.m. 9. East Auckland - Elm Park School - Friday 23rd June - 12.30p.m. - 3.30p.m. 10. Bay of Plenty - Term 3 - date and venue to be confirmed. 11. Taranaki - Term 3 - date and venue to be confirmed.

Upcoming Events ... Pink Shirt Day


WHEN: Friday 26th May

(Week 4, Term 2)

WHAT: Celebrated annually, Pink Shirt Day

is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships. INTERESTED: Visit to register your school for this year’s event.

2017 Auckland Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium WHEN: Friday 25th August

(Week 5, Term 3)

THEME: Aotearoa, New Zealand:

Celebrating 30 years nuclear free! To register your school email:

Youth Week 2017 | Ara Taiohi

United Nations International Day of Peace (Peace Day) WHEN: Thursday 21st September 2017

Provides an opportunity for all of humanity to come together, in spirit and in action, to forward the ideals of peace. This global day is observed in cities, towns and villages by hundreds of millions of people as well as governments and thousands of NGOs across the globe.  INTERESTED:


THEME: “Our voices count; count our voices”

An opportunity to promote and celebrate youth voices in your community. INTERESTED: For more information visit WHAT

MediationWorks Educational Programmes United Nations International Youth Day Newsletter 2017/2018



WHEN: 26th May - 4th June

Peace Education Programmes Newsletter

THEME: Not decided as yet. INTERESTED:

WHEN: Monday 7th - 11th August

(Week 3, Term 3)

THEME: Aotearoa, New Zealand:

Celebrating 30 years nuclear free!

“As societies become ever more multi-ethnic and multi-religious, we need political, cultural and economic investments in cohesion, so that diversity is rightly seen as a richness, not a threat. Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope.” - UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

In this issue ...    

Peace Bikini? Peace in Pakistan Student Reflections Symposium Success Peace Worker Tributes Collaboration for Peace School News: Rosebank, Roskill & Robertson Road Notices, Contacts and more ....

Please can all article contributions be emailed to:    

Due Dates: SECOND EDITION 2017

Due by Friday 1st December, 2017 (Week 7, Term 4, 2017)


Due by Friday 8th June, 2018 (Week 6, Term 2, 2018)





Christina Barruel Head of Peace Education Primary/Secondary

Auckland, Coromandel, Waikato, Northland, Far North, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, East Cape, Hawkes Bay, Taupo

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Gillian Tasker Primary/Secondary

Tasman, Nelson, Wellington, Manuwatu, Wairarapa, Whanganui/Taranaki

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Lynn Scott Primary/Secondary

Tasman, Nelson, Wellington, Manuwatu, Wairarapa, Whanganui/Taranaki

(04) 281 7925 027 542 3665

Tracy Scott Primary/Secondary

South Island (except Nelson/Tasman Bay)

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Renei Ngawati Kia Tau te Rangimārie Programme Coordinator


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Lucy Stewart Youth Programme Coordinator


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Lisa Gibson Family Programme Coordinator Primary/Secondary


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Changemakers for Peace Peacemakers for Change

Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium August 2015

The Peace Education School Programmes:

WHEN: Saturday 12th August 2017

2017 National Schools’ Peace Week

Facilitator’s Contact Details ...

To register visit our website: or contact

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New Resources Responses to Conflict (Approach Options) The Five Animals Pack plus Master Card $65.00 including GST (set of 5 packs) The Five Animals Pack supports primary school classroom teachers and secondary school student leaders with teaching the ‘Responses to Conflict’ concepts to help develop an understanding of the different ways individuals might respond in a conflict situation. Provided in the pack are: • Five response options; turtle, teddy bear, shark, fox and owl • Five different characteristics of each response option given on coloured card • One master card • Instruction sheet For $65.00, including GST, we provide you with five packs of the above for a ‘mixing and matching’ activity done in groups.

The Primary Peer Mediation Process plus Useful Open Questions for Mediators $18.00 including GST (pack of 10 including lanyards) This resource is available for Cool Schools student peer mediators and teachers. They can wear the lanyard while on duty in the playground so that the mediation process and a list of useful open questions are at hand when needed. This is especially helpful when students are new to the role of ‘school peer mediator’. Teachers on duty can use the information to support peer mediators ‘in action’, assisting them to develop confidence in facilitating the mediation process with their peers. For $20.00, including GST, we provide you with a pack of ten primary mediation process cards and their lanyards in a variety of colours.

Mediator’s Stickers (Primary) $20.00 including GST (box of 100 stickers – one design) At last! Stickers for primary school peer mediators. These will be useful for mediaitors to award for the acknowlegement of positive attitude and behaviour they observe while on duty in the playground. Students wearing a ‘mediator sticker’ will have many opportunities to explain why they were presented with it. They will feel empowered as a result. This will encourage then to repeat the attitude and behaviour at school and beyond. For $20.00, including GST, we provide a roll of 100 stickers in a box. Choose which of the two designs you prefer.

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In Focus

“Ship for World Youth Leaders” visits Mt Roskill Grammar School by Donna Hourigan-Johnston (Guidance Counsellor & Peer Mediation Coordinator at MRGS) On Valentine’s Day, 50 delegates from all over the world from the “Ship for World Youth Leaders” (SWY) visited Mount Roskill Grammar School (MRGS) to hear about MRGS’s Peer Mediation Service and New Zealand’s peace initiatives. This programme (SWY) is operated by the Japanese Government involving youth from Japan and many countries around the world. It was an honour for MRGS Mediators to host this visit where we had presentations from The Peace Foundation, SOUL (Save Our Unique Landscape campaign) and the MRGS Mediators past and present. The room was a buzz of conversations about peace, respect and social justice. As one Advanced Mediator, Bhavisha Punja said: “It was an amazing experience where we were encouraged to ‘BLOOM’ by Matt Renata, which stands for: “Be a Leader that Opens Others Minds”. That we can lead from the front, the back and the side. That we are today’s Leaders, and that everyone and anyone can make a change if you put your heart, mind and

soul into it … The event was like being with family where we all wanted the same things … peace and love for the world. It was also great hearing from the Ex MRGS Mediators as we learnt how mediation had changed their lives and how they still use the skills in their careers and life.” Ajay Ravindran who was a MRGS mediator in 2010 brought the delegates to MRGS. He states: “The powhiri was beautiful, and definitely served as the perfect introduction to Aotearoa, to Tāmaki Makaurau, and to Mt Roskill Grammar. The mihi by Mr Watson on behalf of the school and by Matt Renata on behalf of the manuhiri and participants also set the tone for the rest of the visit. I think the biggest round of applause has to be given to the MRGS students. I loved how open and eager they were with the participants. I know some of the Japanese participants especially were a little shy at first, but they (and others) couldn't stop talking to me about how awesome the students were ... Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart, it was a huge privilege to be able to bring this group to MRGS and to have these conversations shared with them.” A big thank you to the Kapa Haka group and Whaea Lee for the beautiful powhiri; The Peace Foundation presentations from Chris Le Breton, Lyndon Burford and Christina Barruel; Presentation from SOUL Pania Newton and Farrell Cleary; our amazing ex MRGS Mediators: Naima Ali, Jonjon Cowley-Lupo, MaryKate Fonua, Nancy Gafa, Diana Qiu and Ajay Ravindran. Last but never least, to our wonderful Mediators who did MRGS proud once again!

Ship for world youth leaders visits Mt Roskill Grammar School

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