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Peace Education Programmes Newsletter

Changemakers for Peace Peacemakers for Change

Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium August 2015

The Peace Education School Programmes:

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 ....  


Kia Ora Koutou ...

Here we are at the end of another busy school year. What a successful year it has been for our peace education programmes. Our records tell us that we have trained over 2000 teachers and students this year in peaceful conflict Christina Barruel resolution skills. This includes 5 schools that have been introduced to Kia Tau te Rangimarie, our Maori conflict resolution programme. Apart from all the programme trainings going on around the country, 2015 has brought successes and challenges in other areas. Highlights over the last six months: National Schools’ Peace Week Theme: Collaboration4Peace: local, national, global. This year we had 67 school registrations within New Zealand. Students at these schools took part in a wide range of exciting collaboration activities. These ranged from sports events, bake sales, peace assemblies, dance competitions, peace banner painting and more. The Peace Foundation has a particularly noteworthy partnership with the Peace Education Welfare Organisation (PEWO) in Pakistan. Despite the huge obstacles to peace in Pakistan, fifty-five schools participated from both the public and private sectors with 2600 students, over 200 teachers, administrative staff, and community leaders participating across Pakistan. Nadeem Ghazi What a wonderful example this was of ‘global collaboration for peace’! Nadeem Ghazi (the President of PEWO), his hard working colleagues and their famous, talented Youth Peace Ambassador, Kainat Khan, must be congratulated for the huge Kainat Khan, Youth Peace effort they made which contributed Ambassador, Pakistan towards the success of Peace Week in Pakistan schools. Certainly a fine example of ‘national collaboration for peace.’ Read more information about Peace Week in both New Zealand and Pakistan under ‘Events’ in this edition. Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium The Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium arrived in style for its 11th year on Friday 14th August. The theme echoed that of Peace Week: Collaboration4Peace: local, national, global. Thanks to the following schools for their valuable contribution and participation in this years’ event: Auckland Girls Grammar School, Western Springs College, Mount Roskill Grammar School, Sancta Maria College, St Dominic’s Catholic College, King’s College, Otahuhu College, Pukekohe High School, De la Salle College, and Henderson High School. A new activity on the symposium programme this year was beginning the event with a powhiri. This proved to be

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popular. Once again, the symposium line up of guest speakers, entertainers, and performers was superb. Romy Lee, Janet Roth, Miriam Pierard, Emma Copper-Williams, Chikita Kodikal, Fraser Bruce, Alf Filipaina and the MC, Issac Nonu, did a fine job of inspiring and motivating the participants with the symposium theme as their focus. ‘Reflections’ of the event from Otahuhu and Kings College students can be read on Page 9 of this edition. Congratulations to Nadeem Ghazi and his team at PEWO who organized a very successful Schools’ Peace Symposium for the first time in Karachi, Pakistan. Twenty five schools participated in this event held on 21st August. More information is available on Page 9. Schools’ Peace Week 2016 in New Zealand will be held from Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August (Week 2, Term 3, 2016). The theme for 2016 will be “Dialogue for Peace”. This theme arose out of our World Without War Conference held in September 2015. The Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium will follow on Friday 19th August, 2016. Challenges As is the case with most NGO’s (not-for-profit organisations), their existence depends on funds which are applied for and, hopefully, successfully granted by the funding bodies. 2015 has been an exceptionally challenging year with less funds available as a result of Government cuts in spending to NGO’s. When less funds are available The Peace Foundation also has to cut back its spending. Administration is often the first area that is targeted. Unfortunately in July this year, the position of Peace Education Programmes Administrator was dis-established as a result. Thank you I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Annalie Sieberhagen for the superb job she did over the 14 months she held the position of Peace Education Programmes Administrator. Annalie was dedicated, hard working, highly organized, reliable and a professional, kind, caring person in the team. She is sadly missed by The Head of Peace Education, in particular, for whom she provided valuable support. Our school programmes, Cool Schools, LtPM (Leadership through Peer Mediation) and Kia Tau te Rangimarie would not be possible without the support of our key funder, the Ministry of Health. I would like to thank our portfolio manager, Gavin Koroi, for his commitment to support and help keep our school programmes resilient. I also want to thank our Primary Partnership Schools who pay a sub of $150 a year to support our Cool Schools programme. With 90 schools currently on our database, the revenue received is very valuable in assisting with programme sustainability and development.

Finally, as this will be the last edition for 2015, I would like to acknowledge the team for all their support throughout the year. Fellow trainers: Gillian Tasker, Tracy Scott, Lynn Scott, Andrea O’Hagan and Carol Smith. The hard working team of colleagues at the office: Caroline Ongleo, Marcus Zhao, Virin Gomber, Lucy Stewart and our wonderful interns whose valuable input we would find hard to replace: Hannah Hadaller, Aurelie Baulard, Sophie Bekkers, Leo Buccahan, Kamala Bushch-Marsden, Bhaumik Dixit, Kevin Huh, Ervie Juares, Natalie Saunders, Jamie Ong Chuan, and Chikita Kodikal. Thanks to Erlyn Sana for her support as a volunteer in assisting with funding applications. Much appreciated. Last but not least, thanks to all the awesome schools who continue to support and promote peace education therefore including our programmes as part of their curriculum. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, peaceful well deserved summer holiday. Kia hohou te rangimarie ... let peace be our objective. Seasons greetings from Christina Barruel (Head of Peace Education)

The voice of youth … what do students have to say? During the Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium an afternoon workshop was facilitated by Fraser Bruce. He asked the student participants, placed in mixed school groups, the following questions: (1) What are the current issues facing youth people at school? (2) What are your solutions to these issues? The results have been captured as Word Clouds (above and below). The larger the word, the more times it has been mentioned therefore the greater the importance.

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The Peace Foundation Farewells Three Special Peace Workers Jenny Orsler - 20 years

The Peace Foundation has recently presented Jenny Orsler, Deputy Principal from Henderson Valley School in West Auckland, with an award to acknowledge 20 years of committed service as a Cool Schools Coordinator. Jenny is retiring from teaching at the end of Term 4, 2015, after many enjoyable years in the teaching profession. The Peace Foundation wishes Jenny many more happy years enjoying her well deserved retirement.

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“Jenny has been a passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated, creative Cool Schools Coordinator. She has been generous over the years in allowing The Peace Foundation to share her resources and creative ideas which have helped other Cool Schools with programme implementation. An example of this is the “Cool Schools Procedures Manual”. Jenny has designed this both as a hard copy and for the school server. Any material to do with implementation of Cool Schools is filed in this manual so that it may be shared easily with other staff. Thank you Jenny for all your valuable input over the years to support and promote the Cool Schools Peer Mediation Programme. It has been appreciated. I know Jenny leaves her position in the good hands of three teachers at Henderson Valley School who will be sharing the role of ‘Cool Schools Coordinator’ for 2016.” Christina Barruel

Jenny Orsler with representatives of her 20th team of school peer mediators she has coordinated at Henderson Valley School.

Please let The Peace Foundation know if you have a Cool Schools or LtPM Coordinator who has done 20 years or more service at your school.

Andrea O’Hagan -14 years

It is with regret that The Peace Foundation farewells Andrea O’Hagan from the team of national contractors/trainers for the school education programmes (Cool Schools and LtPM) after 14 years of outstanding service in the Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Waikato regions. Andrea, along side her husband, Mike O’Hagan. They also played a key role in the development of The Peaceful Family Communication and the Peaceful Teen Communication Programmes. They were instrumental in developing the manuals for trainers and participants to include Maori cultural aspects.

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Tributes ...

“Warm, charming, helpful, professional, committed to peace and peaceful conflict resolution. A shining star in The Peace Foundation’s Peace Education Programmes.” Lynn Scott “An awesome, kind, gentle, creative strength. Determined to make a difference for children and families. One of the loveliest people ever.” Carolyne Smith “She has so much talent for communication and insight into, and compassion for others, as well as her intellectual capacity and ability to explore ideas and issues deeply. It has been a pleasure getting to know Andrea and I would like to stay in touch.” Gillian Tasker “Her knowledge, compassion, warmth and wisdom has been my gain. I have been blessed to learn much from her.” Tracy Scott

“Andrea has a sense of pride which reflects in the high standard of her work. Her contribution to Jade Speaks Up and The Peace Foundation education programme resources has been an indication of her commitment to change and making a difference in the lives of others.” Annalie Siebergagen “Andrea’s passion for peace education is unmatched and her willingness to serve the cause of peace, is inspirational.” Virin Gomber “Andrea values integrity. She is caring and empathetic. Her skills and talents indicate a highly creative person. She is an experienced teacher with a passion for youth and human development, including the spiritual side. Above all she teaches by example.” Yvonne Duncan “Andrea is not only a colleague and friend, she has also been my mentor. I really value her expertise on a professional level. She has a wealth of knowledge born of interesting life experiences. I have enjoyed the ‘pearls of wisdom’ she has shared with me over the years to support my personal journey in particular. Andrea will always have a special place in my heart.” Christina Barruel Andrea wishes to spend time on developing a new part of her business called ‘The Spelling Academy’, dedicated to assisting children through a visual learning strategy. She is also busy developing workshops and resources for teachers based on effective teacher talk and relational pedagogy. We wish her all the very best for her future directions in education and thank her most sincerely for all the hard work and commitment given to The Peace Foundation over the last 14 years. It has been appreciated.

Caroline Ongleo - 6 years

The Peace Foundation farewells Caroline Ongleo, the Acting General Manager and Head of Peace Development, after 6 years of hard work, commitment, and dedicated leadership for the cause of

peace. Caroline leaves the organisation to give her health priority. We wish her all the very best in achieving her health goals and salute this special colleague for her outstanding contributions and acheivements in her various roles over the six years.

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“Caroline revitalised and strengthened the Internship Programme resulting in consistent and growing demand from overseas and local interns for placement at The Peace Foundation. She played a vital role in establishing and encouraging the piloting of the Kia Tau Te Rangimarie programme. She consistently explored and accomplished new funding and fundraising options for all existing and new peace education programmes. She established and nurtured a range of working relationships with various networks including with The Auckland Council to strengthen the Auckland City for Peace initiative. Her consultative and creative leadership style enabled The Peace Foundation employees, contractors, interns and volunteers to maximise their potential and achieve enhanced productivity.” Virin Gomber “Thanks Caroline for supporting me to ‘weather the bumps’, celebrate the successes, always ploughing on ahead despite the challenges. I admire your passion and determination to keep the ‘peace wheels in motion’ no matter what! Your gracious, humble, collaborative leadership will always be a fine example.” Christina Barruel “Caroline’s passion for peace and absolute commitment to the cause really stood out for me. Her calm nature, superb organisation skills and the ability to inspire interns were admirable qualities.” Steven Arnold “Caroline was dedicated, reliable, accurate, very hard working and always on task.” Lucy Stewart “I really appreciated the fact that Caroline was approachable and accessible to her colleagues and that she valued team work and wasn’t afraid to get “stuck in” (even though she was the Manager!). I also appreciated the fact that she asked others for advise and opinions when she was unsure. Caroline enjoyed a good laugh! I see this as a really valuable personal attribute and it made a big difference to the working environment. She was a tireless fundraiser, hard working and extremely committed to The Peace Foundation: she spent so many additional hours and over-time making sure that things were done well. “ Annalie Sieberhagen “He whakamihi kia Caroline. He aha te mea nui o te Ao, He tangata, he tangata he tangata. Ko tenei whakatauki he whakatauki o te wahine toa, te wahine aroha, te wahine tika me te pono, te wahine tu kaha. te wahine e whakamohio ia te wahi o tangata whenua, nga tangata tuturu o Aotearoa, Tena koe te wahine mareikura. Kia kaha tonu Caroline.” na Carol Smith, Te Kaihapai

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School News

Cool Schools at Robertson Road School by Wayne MacGillivray, Principal

I was appointed to the principal’s role at Robertson Road School Mangere in July 2014. The school community is 100% Pasifika. Wayne MacGillivray Maori/ Robertson Road There was some good School Principal stuff happening in the school, but it lacked cohesion and focus. I had introduced peer mediation and the Cool Schools programme at my previous school and could see this as giving us some real leverage in our relationships within the school and community. I had wanted to be really clear around expectations of behaviour. I had developed with some of our senior students a talanoa matrix around the expectations

of behaviour across school settings. The dimensions were Faka’apa’apa (respect), Mafana (warmth), Malie (humour/flow), and Ofa (love). The alignment with the values of Cool Schools was strong. Across the course of term two we had our Cool Schools coordinator teach and develop the strategies in her Year 7/8 class ready for a term 3 launch. They began to mediate issues in their own classroom. It’s great to see young people empowered in such a positive way. We did a professional learning day with Christina Barruel during the term two break. This is the 4th time I have done this programme with her, and each time I am impressed by her passion and belief in the programme. Our students did a community launch mid-way through term three. This event

though guided by staff was presented to our whanau completely by our students. The quality of presentation was awesome and we plan a repeat at the end of this term. The mediation model is so successful that we have developed an adult variation of this to use with staff. We need to be able to model positive ways to manage conflict. I would encourage any school in any setting to have a look at this programme as it aligns nicely with any other programmes you may be running in your schools and has the potential to set a positive tone across your community.

Rosebank Primary is a Cool School! by Year 6 Mediators, Rosebank School

Rosebank School in West Auckland has a group of 40 peer mediators. They consist of Year 5 and 6 students. We are a Cool School and proud of it! Here is what some of the students have to say about being in this role. “I love being a peer mediator because the younger children look up to us as role models. It also gives us a lot of opportunities at being a leader. Children start to behave around us because they do not want their teachers involved.” Kundai “I enjoy being a peer mediator because it is a massive responsibility and it gets us

ready for intermediate. I enjoy helping other students with their problems and it also helps me solve my own issues. I also like announcing good citizens over the school speaker because I feel older like an adult.” Mary “I love being a peer mediator because I think it is cool how everyone looks up to you and follows you. It is a huge responsibility. We get a lot of positive attention because we are making our school a better place.” Eshal “I love being a peer mediator because it is full of responsibilities and it teaches you

to be punctual. You teach people how to act and show values like respect and trust. Being a peer mediator teaches you how to be more confident when you are talking in front of a big group of people.” Hayden “I like being a peer mediator because it gives you a head start at being a leader. We get to present certificates to children who have shown our school values. People also look up to you when you are walking around the school.” Hohaia

Year 6 Mediators, Rosebank School

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School News

Mt Roskill Grammar’s Mediation Service by Donna Hourigan-Johnston

Mt Roskill Grammar School (MRGS) began its Mediation programme in 1994. It was created by the visionary Yvonne Duncan, pioneered at MRGS by the late Margaret Stanners, followed by the dedicated Jill Gardener. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be the Peer Mediation Coordinator at MRGS 13 years ago. I have the privilege of working with hundreds of students, witnessing the positive change they have made within themselves, their relationships and their school community. The students have taught me so much about collaboration, creativity, comradeship, connection, commitment, determination and hope in making MRGS and their community a better place to live. My vision has always been to train as many students as possible in the important life skills of communication and conflict resolution. I believe this empowers them so they can lead the school and make it a safer place for everyone. The Peace Foundation trains 100 new Mediators a year at MRGS (over 200 students apply to be Mediators). An additional 50 students are trained in advanced mediation skills per year. At MRGS there are 240 Mediators at any one time, their role it is to be “Ambassadors of Social Justice”. They stand up for the important qualities of respect, fairness and kindness for all, helping students to access support when needed. “I have wanted to be a Mediator since Year 9 when a Year 13 Mediator helped me to not be bullied.” (Year 11 student applying to be a Mediator). Recent NZ research shows that tackling bullying in schools works best when students themselves lead the way.1 The Mediation Service is a student owned, student driven programme where students take responsibility to 1

Simon Dennya, Elizabeth R. Petersonb, Jaimee Stuartc, Jennifer Utterd, Pat Bullene, Theresa Fleminga, Shanthi Ameratungab, Terryann Clarkf & Taciano Milfontg (Published online: 17 Sep 2014) “Bystander Intervention, Bullying, and Victimization: A Multilevel Analysis of New Zealand High Schools”.

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walk away and try and be a stop bullying, challenge good role model.” (Year 12 prejudices and organise Mediator). activities like ‘International “I feel that MRGS would not Peace Week’, so that be the safe school it is today peace and diversity can be if it wasn’t for the mediations celebrated and protected. offered at our school.” (Year “I love Peace week because 13 Mediator). students get an insight on what “I am a changed person. a happy, healthy environment I’m wiser and more confident. is like, and they learn from Donna Hourigan-Johnson I’m contributing more to the it, and get experience and Peer Mediation use these skills in real life Coordinator at Mt Roskill school now so I definitely feel Grammar like I belong more.” (Year 12 situations.” (Year 11 Mediator Mediator). through anonymous survey). As I live locally to MRGS I often bump With New Zealand’s high rates into past Mediators who continually of school bullying, child abuse and impress me with what they are doing domestic violence, it makes sense to with their lives. Many of them talk about be teaching our young people the how mediation changed their life and important messages of non violence and how they use the mediation skills on a constructive ways to resolve differences. daily basis, in their jobs and with their The mediation training gives young families. people the opportunity to experience a “Mediation holds a special value that more positive way to be in relationships even after a thousand words I find hard to and life while their brains are still express. I have been lucky to recognize this developing. both at the time in 2011 and now. I am still Anecdotal evidence from students very much a mediator despite taking the would suggest that the benefits of the badge off two years ago.” (Ex Mediator Leadership through Peer Mediation 2011). training at MRGS are multi-layered. It The students I work with constantly is a major anti violence programme that inspire me and give me enormous teaches young people positive conflict hope for the future. When asked how resolution skills as well as providing the mediation training has affected his opportunities for feeling a sense of future possibilities, a Year 11 boy writes: belonging and connection to one another. “I look forward to being a good father, son, “Being a Mediator makes me feel like brother, a good man of the house, and I I am part of a huge family.” (Year 12 look forward to a bright, fun future.” Mediator). When I read this last week, I started It increases confidence and resiliency to cry. in students, helping them to achieve This is the hope for me; this is the better at school. future we work together for. “It has strengthened my sense of belonging I would like to give a big thank you to school and I am now more committed to to MRGS Counselling Department and everything I undertake. It has motivated me Senior Management who totally support to strive for excellence and have a positive and value this programme. attitude.” ( Year 12 Mediator). A big thank you to The Peace Foundation Alongside MRGS restorative practices for their generosity and in particular philosophy, evidence also suggests that Christina Barruel for all the wonderful mediation training reduces bullying and training provided. reduces students getting into trouble. Most of all a big thank you to the “Now that I am a Mediator, I don’t get outstanding students who are “our hope into physical fights because I don’t want for the future.” to lose my badge. I take a deep breath,

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Family Programme

Empowered communication leads to happy families by Virin Gomber, Family Programme Manager “It’s not how big the house is; it’s how happy the home is that matters most” – Zig Ziglar These words reflect the age-old wisdom of all the things that make a house a home. Whatever the size, location or value of a house, if the residents are not living happily with each other, it can never become a home. And one of the keys to happy home dwellers is how they communicate with each other. This determines the level of their understanding of each other’s needs and values, and eventually how they respond to everyday family circumstances. Evidence of the value of effective family communication is seen in research from Dr John Gottman, a Washington University

researcher. He has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. His work on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous major awards. His research forms one of the pillars that The Peaceful Family Communication course is based on. Following the outcomes of his research, he could predict the future of any relationship with almost 90% accuracy. And a key, according to Dr Gottman, to accomplish strong family relationships is being mindful of rapport with people around you. ‘Rapport’ is that feeling of connection that you share with people, which enables you to understand each other in the best way possible. According to his research, the presence of rapport was responsible for sustainable, long term, happy relationships in majority of cases. For example, he found in his years of

Graduating participants happily display their certificates at The Peaceful Family Communication course in Grey Lynn.

research that when couples are in rapport they pay attention to each other when conversing, and use suitable hand gestures, facial expressions and voice patterns that convey a sense of understanding. On the other hand, a lack of rapport leads to stonewalling, criticism, sarcasm and cynicism. Dr. Gottman’s research also discovered that love by itself wasn’t enough. “We found that concerned, warm, and involved parents often had attitudes toward their and their children’s emotions that got in the way … when the child was sad or afraid or angry,” he says. “The secret to being an emotionally intelligent parent lay in how parents interacted with their children when emotions ran hot.” So we can see that to achieve sustainably strong family relationships, we need to learn and implement specific communication skills consistently and with commitment. Achieving peaceful relationships doesn’t happen overnight or by trial and error, it’s the result of utilising proven communication skills and concerted efforts. Peaceful Family Communication course from The Peace Foundation offers these exact and proven skills, which have directly benefitted more than 500 families in the last five years, and touched many more lives indirectly. Schools interested in organising a Peaceful Family Communication course for their parents/teachers network are invited to contact: The Peace Foundation email: or phone 09-3732379

Peaceful Family Communication

A FREE communications skills course for Parents, Caregivers and Educators Delivered by The Peace Foundation and Funded by the Ministry of Social Development

We are now taking bookings! This 15 hour programme is designed to give parents, teachers and caregivers a set of skills that can be used immediately in their family and work environments. The course focuses on simple, proven ways for adults to increase their effectiveness with children, teenagers and their own partners. Participants learn effective communication skills including how to: • Communicate with assertiveness • Skilfully respond to unwanted behaviours • Deal resourcefully with conflict and successfully solve it • Communicate more effectively as a family

Feedback examples: • A really clear, effective and well delivered approach to understanding how to communicate effectively. • Well-paced, good variety, playful and profound, encouraging and empowering! • A fantastic course that should be offered to more parents. Great information and tools for everyday life. • Thank you so much for running this course. It has had a huge impact on our lives. • Very worthwhile! A course every adult would gain something from.

This programme has been highly recommended since its inception in early 2010, and has been hosted by various schools in the Auckland area. If your school is interested in hosting a programme for your parents and/or teachers, please contact ph 09 373-2379 or 6 MediationWORKS

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Schools’ Peace Week 2015

Events by Lucy Stewart

The Peace Foundation New Zealand, started Schools' Peace Week to educate people of the consequences of nuclear war and to campaign for a world free of nuclear weapons. The date of Schools’ Peace Week commemorates Hiroshima Day on 6 August, and Nagasaki Day on 9 August. The event has become increasingly popular in New Zealand and abroad each year and students are engaged in various activities, which promote peaceful practices in our schools and communities. By making small changes we are able to empower people to create a safe world based on justice and human rights as well as to build a sustainable environment and peaceful relationships. The theme for Schools' Peace Week 2015 was “Collaboration4Peace: Local, National, Global”. To celebrate this event, The Peace Foundation encouraged primary and secondary schools from all around New Zealand to use this week as an opportunity to focus on collaborative activities in their families, schools, communities and abroad. Activity ideas were provided in a Toolkit to engage students in peace-building. Our aim was to foster respect, tolerance and understanding within the community by working together towards the same goal. 2015 was a successful year with 67 school registrations within New Zealand and 55 abroad. Students at these schools took part in a wide range of exciting collaboration activities and then shared their experiences with us. Activities ranged from sports events, bake sales, peace assemblies, dance competitions, peace banner painting and more. The week concluded with a Peace Mount Roskill Grammar School Symposium held at

Western Springs Garden Centre which was attended by 10 schools and 113 students. This was a fantastic day where students from schools across Auckland came together to celebrate peace and collaboration. We are excited to see registrations continually increase each year, providing our communities within New Zealand and abroad an opportunity to establish peace in various forms. The Peace Foundation has a particularly noteworthy partnership with the Peace Education Welfare Organisation (PEWO) in Pakistan, and together the two organisations collaborated to make the week a huge success Baradene College - Bake Sale in Pakistan. Despite the huge obstacles to peace in Pakistan, fifty-five schools participated in a variety of ways and the young people involved collaborated on numerous different activities, events and projects. Please see the following section for more details on this successful partnership.

Schools’ Peace Week for 2016 will be held from Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August (Week 2, Term 3, 2016 NZ). The theme for 2016 will be “Dialogue for Peace”. This theme arose out of our World without War Conference 2015. The secondary school symposium will be on Friday 19th August. We are looking forward to Schools’ Peace Week 2016 already and are brimming with ideas for new activities. Please get in touch with our team if you would like any more information: Email: Telephone: 09 373 2379

Peace Week at Manukorihi Intermediate School by Katrina Snowden, Associate Principal

Our school embraced this years’ theme of collaboration and based our school-wide, classroom and lunch time activities relating to working together and acknowledging PEACE. There were a variety of school-wide activities that we as staff and students embraced. Collaboration is a key competency and an important value that encourages positive relationships. We chose a variety of activities where 'collaboration' was a key focus. We believe as educators that if we encourage working together in every day life, then we can raise the awareness and importance of working together and becoming a better world for it. We wanted to raise awareness of PEACE

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week and the meaning behind it. Our goal was to heighten our students’ realisation that working together and showing acts of kindness were necessary in creating a peaceful society. Collaboration was acknowledged, supported and celebrated during peace week but will continue to be an expectation and value instilled and reinforced in the everyday running of our school. During peace week all students were involved in some way or another. Our school role sits approximately at 180 students. During the week they practiced acts of kindness, engaged in classroom peace activities, participated in lunch time activities and as a whole school formed a human chain to commemorate peace week and give value to the importance of working together. Collaboration is an important way of life, it requires acting positively and being respectful. These two attributes are part of our school values/expectations so to reinforce and remind about the importance of working together was embraced. It is always so beneficial to remind ourselves and particularly our students

the importance of working together. Watching students engaged in collaborative activities to achieve common outcomes was harmonious and pleasing to see. I always think that the more time given to learning about and heightening awareness of a peaceful world the greater the chance of change. So my suggestion for next years’ theme would be a 'peaceful world'. Why I think this theme is of value can be explained in this short sentence .... Raising awareness about 'peace' can lead to and maximise change. In order for change to take place, we first need to be aware of what peace means and the importance of this as a community, nation and as a human race.

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Events Article from a King’s College student on reflection of the 2015 Peace Symposium

A new experience, a new passion, a new vision by Hye-Song Goo, King’s College (Year 12) Attending the 2015 Peace Symposium was an experience, impossible to forget. King’s College students were enlightened to envision a united global community in which relationships among people are maintained through peace. With the theme of ‘Collaboration 4 Peace’, the  Symposium gathered students from various schools to a welcoming environment and to share their individual ideas and experiences to a wider community. Guest speakers inspired us to involve ourselves with peace movements and we were educated on the global issues the international community faces today, addressing areas such as disarmament and social justice. It was a day of developing interpersonal skills for approaching

peer relationships and conflict through networking with other students with a shared vision for peace. A rich array of activities throughout the day heightened the positivity and motivated each student to share their passion with one another. The different school presentations contributed to an integral aspect of the day, as it highlighted the various peace activating approaches, inspiring students to new ideas and possibilities. The Peace Symposium celebrated the outstanding student projects implemented during National Schools’ Peace Week (the week before) and opened a platform of discussion on what we, as students, can do to create a difference. As a newly invited school, King’s College

was warmly integrated into this lively scene. It is only appropriate to express my thanks on behalf of King’s College for the opportunity to connect to like-minded peers among the local community. We take away with us an unforgettable experience and an ignited passion to become the peace ambassadors in our society today, pursuing the vision of peaceful local, national and global communities.

King’s’College students celebrating the Peace Symposium

2015 Schools’ Peace Week in Pakistan by Nadeem Ghazi (President, PEWO, Pakistan) After great success with celebrating Schools Peace Week in 2014 in Pakistan, Peace Education Welfare Organisation PEWO, in collaboration with The Peace Foundation New Zealand, also celebrated Pakistan Schools’ Peace Week 2015 with a great zeal and enthusiasm this year. Pakistan Schools’ Peace Week 2015 hit a big success and achieved a milestone in setting a norm to bring a great number of schools and communities to instill peace in the young minds of students to help eradicate hatred, extremism, bullying, grudge, intolerance and fill the young minds and hearts with love, compassion, empathy, cooperation, kindness, acceptance and tolerance. The overwhelming response of the schools and communities to celebrate peace activities in schools reflected that peace is a universal demand and indispensable need

Students from Pakistan taking great interest and actively taking part in various activities on the theme of ‘Collaboration4Peace’.

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of time. The students took great interest and actively took part in various activities on the theme of ‘Collaboration4Peace’. It was witnessed that students not only learnt about the role of peace and collaboration but also had great fun while performing amazing peace ideas as a part of extracurricular activity. The Schools’ Administration, management, teachers and parents appreciated the positive change which was demonstrated by the students who worked in collaboration with each other. The students performed various activities during SPW 2015. They participated in Peace Rally with chanting the slogans on peace. They also made a human chain to spread the message of love and collaboration among people. They did fabulous artwork and created wonderful peace posters and peace banners expressing their ideas of weaponless society where love rules. They wrote amazing thought provoking poems on peace. By playing ‘The Knot Game’ and ‘Hand printing’, the students gave a strong message of harmony, cooperation, and team work. Some students brilliantly penned down their ideas on paper about collaboration for peace. They shared and exchanged their thoughts with their fellow students. This activity aimed to inculcate in students the skills of patient listening and accepting others’ ideas. Students played cricket and other sport to manifest positive competitive skills and sportsman spirit.

The students also played ‘Word for Peace’ game and wrote one word related to peace on flash cards and displayed it on the wall to share with each other what they think about peace. Students delivered wonderful and thought-provoking speeches and presentations on Collaboration for peace in the morning assembly as well as in their classrooms and also performed role play on conflict resolution giving the message of humanity and harmony against extremism and racism. I feel privileged and gratitude to The Peace Foundation New Zealand which provided me with a priceless opportunity of internship at this prestigious organization and generously shared the treasure of inspiring peace ideas and assisting me to develop a wonderful Tool Kit for SPW 2015. I would like to extend a big thank you to The Peace Foundation, Caroline, Christina and all the staff of The Peace Foundation that generously supported us with ideas and great motivation for peace. I am extremely thankful to our volunteers and dedicated team of PEWO, Jahangir, Saima Hasnain, Akber, Taimoor, Samira, Ruqaya, Shujah, Rehan , Haris, Khadija, Tulsi, Mahesh and all schools principals, staff, and especially our very wonderful youth, who added stars to this event by their unprecedented performance in Schools Peace Week 2015. This wouldn’t have been achieved without the tireless and strenuous efforts of all team members.

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2015 Schools’ Peace Symposium in Pakistan by Nadeem Ghazi (President, PEWO, Pakistan) Schools’ Peace Week Pakistan Symposium 2015 achieved huge success when 400 young, dynamic and peace-loving students of 25 schools of Karachi gathered under one roof to celebrate the unprecedented and unmatchable participation of schools and their support for Schools’ Peace Symposium on Friday, 21st August 2015 at Okhai Memon Community Hall. This year Pakistan School Peace week impacted a huge magnitude by engaging different schools of mega city, Karachi, KPK, and Punjab and other parts of the country leaving a gleaming and indelible shadow of peace celebrations. Our dedicated volunteers approached the schools in the outskirts of Karachi, Mansehra, and Chakwal and the most troubled and vulnerable areas in term of peace and law and order situation. More than 55 schools from public and private sector, 2600 students and 200 teachers’ educators, administrative staff and community leaders across Pakistan participated in it and have impacted more than 22,000 students and youth. The occasion was attended by a great number of teachers, educators, community leaders, social activists, and hundreds of volunteers who selflessly supported SPW 2015 and made it happen. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Mr Shahjahan Baloch, Member of National assembly and one of

the imminent politicians and social activist. The symposium was inaugurated by the welcoming note of the President of Peace Education Welfare Organization, Mr Nadeem Ghazi who threw light on the objective of Schools Peace Week and how it has positively influenced the young minds. He also appreciated laudable efforts of the volunteers and coordinators who worked finger to bone to make it a big success and faced the challenges with passion, courage and determination. He thanked The Peace Foundation - Caroline, Christina and all the staff of The Peace Foundation who generously supported him with wonderful treasure of ideas and great motivation for peace and providing him a precious opportunity of internship at their prestigious organization. The best part of the program was when the photographs of students’ commendable work were showcased on the screen by Mahesh and Saima and students felt proud to see it. It literally gave us a sense of achievement to see the students performing amazing peace activities in collaboration with each other which encouraged and developed their emotional and behavioral skills. The school administration, teachers and students expressed their satisfaction and reflected saying that Schools peace Week 2015 helped the chil-

dren inculcate the feelings of cooperation, collaboration, teamwork, creative and critical thinking, empathy, tolerance and acceptance of diversity. The exuberant students immensely enjoyed every bit of the program. Some of the students shared their valuable piece of writing about peace and earned great appreciation. The beautiful performance on ‘Welcome Song’ by the students of World Learning Grammar School and a cultural performance done by the students of OKhai Memon School added thousands of stars to the event. The most touchy and heart-wrenching moment was when the students of Afshan Public School performed a tableau on the song ‘Bara Dushman’ and dedicated it to the innocent martyrs of Army Public School, Peshawar who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in December, 2014. It filled every heart with grief and every eye with tears. In the end, the dignitary guests, volunteers, coordinators, schools representatives and teachers were conferred upon honorary shields and certificates as a token of appreciation. We are looking forward to Schools’ Peace Week 2016 and vow to make it thousand times bigger than this ... The journey towards peace continues. “Peace isn’t the destination, it is the way.”

Schools’ Peace Week Pakistan Symposium 2015 achieved huge success when 400 young, dynamic and peace-loving students of 25 Schools of Karachi gathered under one roof.

Symposium Reflections - Otahuhu College by Sinai Tominiko (Year 13)

The experience at the Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium was miraculous! Many schools from different regions of Auckland came together to show ways of how they promoted peace within their schools and how it affected them. They all said that they felt proud because peace is bound to bring happiness and connection with every individual within their schools, and through this it shows how they care. It was amazing how much youth want to make a difference in their school. We felt like a team that is fighting for the same thing. Listening to all the presentations from different schools showed what peace really means to them because peace shares joy and love to every individual. War and discrimination does not share that kind of feeling. We sang for peace, we danced for peace, which was very awesome. We show our support for peace because the world needs to hear our humble cry in order to save those who want to receive peace in their homes.

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The theme for this year’s symposium is Collaboration for Peace. Many schools interpreted the theme in unique ways. Otahuhu College made a quote that links to the theme and that is ‘Unique roots in unity, combines in one community’. What we learnt from the symposium is that we youth are the future of the world. We can make a change if we start now. Many speakers inspired us to try and really act upon the change for the world. They taught us that youth can start bringing peace to the world because our voices are heard more than adults. It also taught us that we are the leaders of the world, so the next generation can look up at us and do the same. I felt surprised because I never knew that I am one of the students who can change the world if I start from myself and pass it on. I bet every individual that attended the symposium felt like that. One word to describe the symposium is AMAZING !

Otahuhu College students celebrating the Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium

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Youth Wing

“REACT raises awareness and promotes discussion among young people …” by Lucy Stewart (REACT programme coordinator)

The Peace Foundation’s Responding to Armed Conflict (REACT) presentation has had its busiest year yet, delivering presentations to almost 1000 students across Auckland on a range of topical issues. We have been very fortunate to have an experienced and dedicated research team who have a lot of expertise in the field of peace and disarmament and are eager to share their knowledge and experiences. Topics requested by schools this year have been varied and challenging: Boko Haram, the Syrian conflict, terrorism, ISIS, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Ebola and its connection to conflict and poverty, the Baltimore Riots, conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa and child soldiers. The REACT team has been very impressed with the students that have attended the presentations and their insightful comments and discussions. We have been encouraged by their knowledge on various peace issues and their desire to make a difference in the world. 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 practice critical thinking and understanding. The REACT presentation is available for free to all high schools in the wider Auckland region. The presentation focuses on issues of armed conflict and promotes peaceful solutions and disarmament. The purpose of the presentation is to raise awareness and promote discussion among young people on these issues and present them with ways that they can engage

REACT research team, Chris Siver, Lisa Gellert and Heloise Faure, after presenting at Kelston Girls Intermediate

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in global issues in a peaceful way. Our topics vary from presentation to presentation depending on schools’ needs and wishes. Some comments from students regarding our presentations: "They put the situation in another perspective that was very encouraging and open." "I learned the factors that had contributed to this issue and that it was different from what was first perceived." "Great ideas were brought up, and I really enjoyed it! Thank you Peace Foundation for bringing up great ideas." The REACT presentation can be delivered to class groups, lunchtime clubs or school assemblies. The content is flexible depending on a school’s needs and 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: or contact us on: 09 373 2379 We look forward to hearing from you.

REACT research team, Lynn Dudenhoefer and Chris Siver, presenting on Child Soldiers at Whangaparoa College.

REACT research team, Lucy Stewart and Lynn Dudenhoefer, presenting to Westlake Girls High School.

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Introducing The Peace Foundation Interns .... Aurélie Baulard My name is Aurélie Baulard. I am a third year undergraduate student at the University of Political Science of Toulouse, France, where I study international relations, law and social studies. I am currently doing an internship at The Peace Foundation where I am working on the Schools’ Peace Week and the REACT programme. I hope my time here will give me a rewarding experience and that I’ll learn some really useful skills for me to use in the future. I always have been interested in human rights and conflict resolution and wish to pursue on this path. It is absolutely great to be working at The Peace Foundation. Sophie Bekkers I am Sophie, from the Netherlands. I am a communications intern at The Peace Foundation as a part of my Bachelors degree in communications. I work on a variety of things at The Peace Foundation, including writing media releases and making folders. I am enjoying it very much and I am learning a lot. This internship makes me more involved and concerned with peace and with the world, it shows me a whole new world that I am very interested in. Leo P. Buccahan Kia ora. My name is Leo, a Rotary Peace Fellow from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing an MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies at the University of Bradford in England. My 10 years of teaching experience in the Philippines, Mozambique, and the USA has inspired me to continue working with schools at all levels to integrate peace education into their curriculum. In order to face the daunting challenges of this century, it is important to re-emphasise the benefits of nurturing amongst students ideas and practices of peaceful co-existence and non-violence. I echo Mandela’s words, “Education is the most powerful weapon that [we] can use to change the world”. As an intern at The Peace Foundation, I was involved in the 'Leadership through Peer Mediation (LtPM) research project' and the 'World Without War: Action for Peace Conference' on September 19-20, 2015. Kamala Busch-Marsden My name is Kamala Busch-Marsden. I am currently enrolled in a BA Honours programme majoring in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. I am completing an

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internship with the Peace Foundation through a course at University. I wanted to participate in an internship with the Peace Foundation, as I am interested in promoting peace both on a domestic level, as well as internationally. My dissertation topic for this year is focused on the securitization of Europe’s asylum-seeker policies. I am also interested in refugee policies in New Zealand. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, dancing, going to the beach, reading and spending time with friends. Bhaumik Dixit “New Day, New Experience” that’s the motto towards my work. My name is Bhaumik Dixit and I am from India. I am currently a student at Otago Polytechnic studying Graduate Diploma in Applied Management. Also, I am working as an Intern at The Peace Foundation assisting in marketing and promotions for the following events: Schools Peace Week and Peace Symposium, which were held in August 2015. My main role was to create a video for the Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium. The other tasks I carried out include: creating an event programme presentation, leading a flash mob and promoting through online marketing. Hannah Hadaller My name is Hannah and I grew up in a small village in Germany. After my A-Levels I went to Kenya for a voluntary service. I spent nine wonderful months in Kenya. My time there inspired me to study International Social Work and Deaconry at Ludwigsburg, South of Germany. As part of my studies, I am completing my internship at the Peace Foundation for half a year. I have been part of this team since July and I have been really enjoying my time here. The Peace Foundation provides a variety of programs; it is fantastic to be able to work with them. Kevin Huh My name is Kevin Huh. I am currently a student at the University of Auckland studying Master of Professional Studies degree in International Relations and Human Rights. I am a recipient of the New Zealand Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia 2014, which brought me to Korea to study about the Korean economy. At the Peace Foundation I am researching about how to make a more peaceful community through the elimination of racism and how peace can be promoted through the micro level and ultimately influence the macro level. Peace is more than just the absence of war and my research aims to highlight the importance of positive peace.


Ervie June Juarez I’m Ervie June Juarez. I am from the Philippines. I arrived here in New Zealand in November 2014 and I’m currently studying Diploma in Business Studies (Level 7) at Cornell Institute of Business and Technology. I am an Administration Assistant Intern at The Peace Foundation. I am assigned to do data entry and administer the admin email. I am enjoying as well as having fun here at The Peace Foundation since I was able to meet and interact with people from different parts of the world. Jamie Ong Chuan Hello, I'm Jamie Ong Chuan from the Philippines. I hold a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Multimedia Arts at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde back in my hometown and a Diploma in Business Management (Level 7) at Edenz Colleges, Auckland. I started looking for a place to practice my graphic designing skills while doing full-time work and stumbled upon The Peace Foundation - many thanks to Ms. Stella Solon for bringing me onboard. I work closely with Ms. Caroline Ongleo-Calub and have successfully accomplished several projects including posters, certificates, and templates for the Auckland City for Peace Awards 2015, Soul of Fire and more during my 2-month stay in the organization. My role as a multimedia artist is not just to design for a living but to support projects like these to come alive and promote peace and awareness in these times where violence and abuse have steadily increased. More often than not, some of us may forget the values and lessons we have been taught by our parents and I believe that these little things that The Peace Foundation is doing puts us back to the right path and creates better atmosphere among Kiwi households, schools, and communities. I am truly grateful to have been a part of this amazing team. Natalie Saunders My name is Natalie and I am from Christchurch. I am currently studying my postgraduate degree in Social Science focusing on mitigation and adaptation for Climate Change. I am interning at The Peace Foundation where my role is varied working on projects from Schools’ Peace Week, REACT and the World Without War Conference. My time here is valuable because it provides me with much needed NGO experience. In the nature of most NGOs staffing is limited therefore I am able to take ownership of my work that provides me with a range of skills such as: communication, fundraising, research, administration and presenting.

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Kia Tau te Rangimarie

Kia Tau te Rangimarie by Carol Smith

whanau, tamariki and schools is a humbling experience and I look forward to more engagement in the coming year.

each environment/school in liaison with kaiako Maori and whanau. A Academy, Whangarei, Henderson High School and Waitakere College in Auckland have participated in the trainings and each of these schools determined the best possible type of delivery for their students. Nga mihi nunui ki nga whanau. At each of the trainings the use of kakahu (cloaks) proved to be useful in promoting mana whenua (belonging) for students. Each of the kakahu was identified as representing dispositions of an Atua (guardian) which allowed for students to identify their ahuatanga (dispositions). These kakahu became very powerful symbols for empowerment. When hohourongo (mediation) have been held the whare at the school has been used and the kaiako Maori has been in attendance. These processes are important to ensure that kawa (process) and tikanga (correct ways) are followed ensuring that respect is given to all involved. At the end of each training each student is given a piece of pounamu (greenstone) to acknowledge their participation. Kia tau te Rangimarie, whilst using te reo Maori and tikanga Maori, is a training which is delivered bi-lingually and can be delivered in both mainstream and Maori medium settings. Working alongside

E hara taku toa I te toa takitahi Engari he toa taku tini

My strength is not from myself alone but from the strength of the group Tena ra koutou katoa nga whanau, nga kaiako, nga tamariki mokopuna Where has the time gone this year. Having been in this position since January I am astounded at how quickly time travels. As I look back on my engagement with whanau, kaiako and tamariki mokopuna over this time I reflect on where Kia tau te Rangimarie has been delivered and some of the wonderful outcomes that have been achieved. Kia tau te Rangimarie was “birthed” from the very successful secondary school programme LtPM (Leadership through Peer Mediation). This is a wonderful initiative which allows for the perspectives of conflict resolution from a Maori perspective which incorporates a kanohi ki te kanohi process called hohou rongo. This process allows for mana of all parties to be retained and restored. The training revisits Te Timatanga o te Ao (Creation Story), the process of pohiri (introduction) and then into implementing hohou rongo (mediation, restoration). The trainings have been customized to

na Carol Smith Ko Whangatauatia te maunga Ko Te Rarawa te iwi

Nga akonga o te kura o Waitakere ki Auckland in the process of hohourongo.

Nga kaiwhakatau o te kura o Waitakere wearing kakahu which represent nga Atua.

Kia Tau te Rangimarie Resources imarie

Kia Tau Te Rang


Te Houhanga Ron

Poster $6.00


me nga Tikan

Poster is double sided Maori on one side, English translation on the other

Brochure FREE

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Ko tenei he panui whakaahua mo te kaupapa o Kia Tau te Rangimārie. Te panui whakaahua reorua. Nga panui pai mo nga kura katoa.


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He Kaiwhakahaere hei Houhanga Rongo He Kaihouhanga Rongo hei Whakahaere

Changemakers for Peace - Peacemakers for Change

Contact: The Peace Foundation Phone (09) 373 2379 Fax (09) 379 2668 E-mail

Contact: The Peace Foundation Phone (09) 373 2379 Fax (09) 379 2668 E-mail

This is a poster of the Kia Tau te Rangimārie mediation process. It is bi-lingual te reo Māori and English. A great poster to place in counsellors offices as well as marae or places where learning of tikanga and te reo Māori are taught.

I nga Kura

Ko tenei he puka o te kaupapa o Kia Tau te Rangimārie. Tino pai nga puka mo te kawa o whakaatau, whakarongo me te awhina te kawa o whakaatau, te kawa o hohourongo Māori. This is the promotion brochure for the training of Kia Tau te Rangimārie. It outlines the purpose and benefits of the programme, the definition of mediation and how this relates to Māori customary conflict resolution.

• He reorua ngā rauemi ako mō ngā kura Pākehā, • Kua tāpiri atu Māori hoki. ngā whainga ki tā Te Aho Matua • Ka whakamanahia me Te Whare Tapawhā. ngā tauira ki te whakatau i ā rātou whiriwhiringa. ake • Ka ako ngā tauira i ētahi pūkenga rangatira. • Kua tāpiri atu ngā whāinga ki tā te Akoranga • Ka ako tahi ki Hauora o Aotearoa. ngā hoa • Ka ako i ngā tikanga ā kura, te whānau me te whānau ā kura hoki. o nehe e pā ana • Ka whakanui ki te houhanga i ngā pūkenga whakarongo, rongo. • Ka mau ki te whaikōrero hoki. tino rangatiratanga , ka whakatau ngā whakataunga, ka tāngata i a rātou whiriwhiria hoki ake • Ka ako ngā tauira ngā whakataunga pai ki a rātou. i ngā tikanga Māori, o te tangata. ka whakamana i te Māoritanga Ka taea te whakaako a tō wāhi mahi rānei. Kia Tau Te Rangimārie i tō roopu Īmera ki a KTR@peacefou a hapori, whakamārama hei ake, kimi rānei te utu mō ēnei momo akoranga.

In Schools • Bilingual resources • Values align with for both kura kaupapa and mainstream Te • Involves students Aho Matua and Te Whare Tapawhā. schools. in • Teaches leadership decision-making. skills. • Aligns with the New Zealand health • Learn alongside curriculum. peers, family and the greater school • Learn about Māori community. conflict resolution • Develop effective strategies and mediation. listening • Be part of self-determine and communication skills. d resolutions and • Strengthens cultural awareness and identity.positive outcomes. Kia Tau Te Rangimārie can also be delivered workplace. Contact to your community group or proposal including to find out more a quote to deliver or for a this training to your community.

Kia Tau Te Rangima


Te Tuapapa Rongoma Te Whainga

u o Aotearoa

He roopu kore whai moni a Te Tuapapa Aotearoa e whai Rongomau o kē i te houhanga rongo hei raranga tira katoa ahakoa i ngā tau, ahakoa iwi, te iti me te rahi mā te ako, te rangahou me te mahi ā ringa. Ko te Tiriti o Waitangi, Ngā Tikanga te mana tāngata, ō tātou pou hei me te hohou rongo tauira mō mātou i roto i tō mātou wāhi mahi, puta noa i te ao.

The Peace Foundatio Mission


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He Akoranga Hohou ki roto i ngā Kura, Rongo mō te iwi Māori Whānau, me ngā Hapori Peaceful Conflict Resolution Training in Schools, Families for and Communit Māori ies

The Peace Foundation is a not-for-profit working to build peaceful relationships organisation of all ages and cultures among people from personal to global through education, research and action. Values In pursuing our mission, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, we are committed to honouring resolution of conflict, human rights and the peaceful and to modelling peace-making values within the Foundation and beyond.

Nga Tikanga Maori

Kia Tau Te Rangima


Kia Tau Te Rangimārie - “KTR” (may peace a peaceful conflict be upon us) is resolution programme intermediate and for Māori primary, secondary school students. The programme also encourages participation of school community the greater including whānau. The programme model not only teaches effective skills to students mediation and whānau, it can enable the establishment of a student-lead mediation service in schools.

Contact Details Māori Programme Coordinator The Peace Foundation PO Box 8055, Symonds St, Auckland 1150 Level 2, 128 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023 Phone (09) 373 2379 Fax (09) 379 2668 E-mail KTR@peacef oundationNZ choolsNZ

He Kaiwhakaha ere hei Houhanga He Kaihouhang Rongo a Rongo hei Whakahaere Changemakers for Peace - Peacemaker s for Change

He akoranga a Kia Tau Te Rangimārie – “KTR” e whakaako ana i te mahi hohou rongo tuatahi, kura takawaenga, ki ngā tauira Māori i ngā kura kura tuarua hoki. Ka taea anō e te kura te whakatuwher a i te akoranga nei whānau ā kura. ki te Atu i te ako o ngā tauira me ā rātou whānau i te houhanga rongo, ka taea anō te whakakaupap a he ratonga hohou i tō kura e anga rongo ai ngā tauira i a rātou anō.

Te Houhanga Rongo Ko te Houhanga Rongo, pēnei te whaikōrero, he kaupapa o nehe kia tau ai te riri, ka hohou ai ngā tāngata i te rongo. Mā te houhanga rongo ngā tāngata e whakamana, kia whakatau ai ngā raru i waenga i a rāua anō. Mā te houhanga rongo ka whiriwhiri ngā tāngata katoa kua pāngia e te raru i ngā whakataunga, whakamanahia ā, ka rātou katoa.

Mediation Mediation is similar to the process of whaikōrero in that it is a means of resolving conflict through open dialogue and active listening.

Ka tirotiro a Kia Tau Te Rangimārie i ngā tikanga Māori ana ki te mahi whakatau e pā raru, ā, ka maumahara neherā te houhanga anō tātou, nō rongo. I tū a Te Whiti o Rongomai, Rangatira o Parihaka, ki te riri, i kauhautia pae o te tonutia e ia ngā mahi a Rongo ki mahi māra mā te tana iwi, ko te hō kaua ko te mahi pakanga mā te pū. I kī a, “Ko tā te rino e tukituki ai, mā te rino anō e hanga.” E akiaki ana a Kia Tau Te Rangimārie i te hohou rongo oranga mō tātou, hei me ō tātou whānau, hapori hoki.

Maori Customary

Conflict Resolution

Kia Tau Te Rangimārie explores Māori conflict resolution customary methods and reminds us of that peaceful conflict is an integral part resolution of the culture. When faced with adversity, Parihaka leader Te Whiti urged his people o Rongomai to practice peaceful cultivation with implements and garden resist open warfare with musket weaponry. He stated, “Ko ta te rino What iron has broken, e tukituki ai, ma te rino anō e hanga. iron will again rebuild.” Kia Tau Te Rangimārie encourages peaceful personal vitality conflict resolution and wellbeing and for the wellbeing of and greater communities. the whānau

Mediation empowers participants to resolve issues between themselves, to accept responsibility actions and to be for their part of the solution. Mediation allows all affected parties to work together a community, to as find solutions that meet the needs all concerned. of

"Ko ta te rino e Tukituki ai, ma te rino ano e hanga." "What iron has broken, iron will again rebuild." Te Whiti o Rongomai

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In Focus

What has a bikini got to do with p​eace and a w ​ ​orld without w ​ ​ar? by Christopher Le Breton, Acting General Manager, The Peace Foundation

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such as kaitiakitanga. Together we can realise some incredible possibilities for coming together on our planet like never before, harnessing the opportunity of the internet. We can all be seeds for the future: it is an incredible time to be alive. And every one of us has a role to play in bringing about a peaceful world. Join us! Come up with an idea or project in the year ahead, and join us to bring about a thriving, peaceful world. Let’s make a real difference to New Zealand and the world, so that people can once again enjoy a pristine pollution-free planet. And wear a bikini safely! If you want to get involved in making a difference in one of these actions, and be part of the action group, get in touch and let us know! Email:​ and write in the subject line “Actions for Peace”/“Your Name” Nga mihi nui Christopher Le Breton

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In 1946, a French designer created a sexy two-piece swimsuit and named it a ​'b ​ ikini​'​ after an obscure Pacific island in the Marshall Islands, among 1100 islets in this United Nations Trust Territory. Unfortunately the paradise island lost its stunning peace and pristine environment as it became the Ground Zero for 23 US nuclear tests Christopher Le Breton in the Pacific. In 2014, the Marshall Islands, now an independent republic, took the nuclear nations to the international court for “violating their duty” to negotiate in good faith for the elimination of these weapons. There have been over 2000 nuclear tests carried out in the world, in the atmosphere, sea and underground. ​During mid September, o​ne hundred years after the start of the First World War, ​T​he Peace Foundation held a conference in Auckland, “Action for Peace: World Without War” that was attended by over 200 people. Of the 175 Action Proposals coming out of the conference, there was strong interest for New Zealand to take a leading role in supporting the Marshall Islands case in the international court. Other proposals arising from the conference include: 1. Setting up a scholarship for a Turkish national to come and study a peace-related subject at a New Zealand university. 2. Organising a peace education summer school, and action events. 3. Setting up a permanent gallery of peace education and NZ’s role in standing for peace in the world. 4. Holding workshops to help educate and inspire people to change the way they live in their communities to live peaceably here in NZ and on the planet. The full list of action proposals is listed on The Peace Foundation website: What will it take to have a world without war? A world of peace? What will it take for us humans to live in peace with each other and ​with ​other animal species on our planet? What will it take for us to live on our planet as if we intended to stay here, rather then trashing our home (Earth) and fighting each other, as if we could move off and live on another planet that hasn’t been polluted? People living in Aotearoa New Zealand have an opportunity to draw on the best of vibrant cultures from around the world, a partnership of the best of the modern world and the best of the indigenous world

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Action from The World Without War Conference - 19th-20th September 2015

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