Peace Education Programmes Newsletter
Providing Practical Tools for Respectful Relationships
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In this issue
The Peace Education School Programmes:
Cool Schools & LtPM - National Survey Report - pg 3 “Harden up doesn’t cut it in 2017!!!” - pg 4 Cool Schools Network Meeting Blitz - Gems - pg 7 Youth Peace Week 2018 - ‘Protect Our Planet ‘ - pg’s 8 & 16 Peace Symposium 2017 - Reflections - pg 9 2018 Notices & Events - pg 13 New Resources - pg 14 And more ...
Editorial CONGRATULATIONS TO POLITICAL parties New Zealand First, The Greens, and Labour who have formed a coalition Government under the leadership of Labour leader and Christina Barruel prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Our peace education programmes should thrive under this new Government. I am excited to think that in the future Hon Chris Hipkins and his team working with the Ministry of Education portfolio, may once again consider funding our school programmes, Cool Schools and LtPM (Leadership through Peer Mediation) as the Ministry did from 1994 to 2009. Life skill programmes which help build resilience and well being for our tamariki, such as those provided by The Peace Foundation, should not be over-looked by a a social democrat government. Since our last edition of MediationWorks published in May 2017, there has been a lot happening in peace education as you will discover by reading through these pages. Some of the highlights have included: • Seven Cool Schools network meetings held in regions throughout New Zealand during May. These included Northland, North Auckland, West Auckland, East Auckland, Wellington, Nelson/Tasman Bay and Canterbury. Programme coordinators from Cool Schools in these regions came together for an afternoon of networking. Innovative ideas were shared and problems discussed and solved in many instances. Participants left the meeting feeling inspired and supported in their role. My concern was that numbers attending the meetings were small. Schools struggled with releasing their Cool Schools Coordinator for half a day. A big ‘thank you’ to the seven host schools who provided The Peace Foundation with a suitable meeting venue within the school. More information on Page 7. • Two national facilitators’ huis conducted in June and November. These are opportunities for the national team to come together for professional development, programme evaluation, administration updates, strategic planning to support the needs of schools and general discussion about best practice and how to implement this.
• A successful national schools’ Peace Week followed by the Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium held in Auckland. Both events enjoyed the theme: “Celebrating New Zealand 30 years nuclear-free!” A big ‘thank you’ to our major sponsors, Chenery Memorial Trust, DEUNIF (Disarmament Education United Nations Implementation Fund), and the Ministry of Health. More information on Pages 8 and 9. New resources are selling well. The Five Animals Pack, Mediator Lanyards and Mediator Stickers are all new resources that schools are buying and enjoying. We have plenty of stock so do go shopping on our website: www.peace.net.nz/schoolsresources More information on our resources on Pages 14 and 15. An exciting new opportunity with AUT’s School of Social Sciences and Public Policy. Secondary school peer mediators from around the Auckland region, can now progress into tertiary education utilizing their mediation skills towards a paper that contributes to a BA in Conflict Resolution through the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at AUT. During May and September, 2018, students attending AUT will be able to take a practical module on mediation skills towards a Certificate of Social Sciences in the paper Giving Peace A Chance. The Peace Foundation will run this module over a period of four weeks in the 12-week course. Thank you to all 104 Peace Foundation Partnership Schools (PFPS) for your support throughout 2017. The funds from your membership sub have helped to pay for: professional development for programme facilitators, our school programmes administrator, the production of MediationWorks, the new resources featured on Page 14, and other programme development work. This funding is vital in supporting the growth of peace education in New Zealand schools. We hope you will consider re-newing your subs for 2018. For more information on PFPS, go to: http://www.peace.net.nz/content/ partnership-schools School Programmes: Researcher, Analyst and Writer. I would like to welcome Hayley Kim to the Peace Education team. Hayley is a research student at Auckland University undertaking a Masters in Public Health. She works 10 hours per
week assisting with projects requiring research, analysing and report writing. She has just completed a national survey sent to New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary schools using the online survey tool, ‘SurveyMonkey’. Hayley has written an abstract on this survey on Page 3 – Research. I would like to take this opportunity to farewell Gillian Tasker from the national team of school programme facilitators. Gillian finds her grandmotherly responsibilities Gillian Tasker is presented with a pounamu pendant as keep her busy enough a ‘thank you’ from The Peace these days and there- Foundation for her five years fore is withdrawing of service to peace education. her services as the Wellington regional facilitator for Cool Schools and LtPM. Her expertise has been an invaluable contribution to programme development over the last five years. She is happy to continue supporting The Peace Foundation in an advisory capacity. The Peace Foundation thanks Gillian for her passion and commitment to peace education. Lynn Scott is now the facilitator for Wellington and the surrounding regions. Please refer to Page 14 for facilitator’s contact details. Finally, I wish 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 major funders; the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, DEUNIF, the Lottery Grants Board, Partnership Schools and all the wonderful pledgers who so graciously gave their give-alittle donations to our crowdfunding campaign in July, 2016. Your support has funded an additional 25 trainings in schools this year with another 25 trainings available for schools in 2018. This support enables the growth of peace education in New Zealand schools which is important in helping to provide safe, respectful, resilient communities in the future. Wishing you all a well deserved, safe, restful summer holiday break. Arohanui, Christina Barruel, Head of Peace Education.
Kia ora koutou! LOOKING BACK OVER 2017, we have continued our work delivering peace education in schools around the country led by Christina and Christopher her team. This is being financed Le Breton from our contract with the Ministry of Health and out of our 2016 Crowdfunding Initiative that raised $208,258 (to reach a further 50 schools). Lisa has been running symposia on family communication skills financed by the Ministry of Social Development, and we received an extension of this project from Oranga Tamariki stretching into 2018.
We had a stand at the Auckland International Cultural Festival, participated in Pink Shirt Day, held an event in Auckland Domain celebrating 30 Years Nuclear-Free (thank you to Laurie Ross who was the project coordinator for that), and unveiled a plaque to peacemakers by the Auckland Peace City peace tree we had planted in the Auckland Domain in 2011. In August we held one of our biggest Schools Peace Weeks, and we had our most successful Peace Symposium ever with inspiring speakers including George Sabonadiere who flew up specially from Dunedin and Dr Lyndon Burford who inspired students with the stories of ordinary New Zealanders who
helped bring about our nuclear-free legislation. We said goodbye to Annie Ferguson who gave two years of her life to The Peace Foundation as co-General Manager, overseeing IT and above all leading the move from the ancient Moneyworks software to the modern cloud-based Xero for our accounting. Finally, thank you - all of you, our existing supporters, members, and friends - for your encouragement and help over the last year. Thank you to the many interns who have come to New Zealand from overseas to work with us for 3-5 months at a time. We really couldn't do our work without you. And last, but not least, thank you to the members of The Peace Foundation Council who have given hours of their time. The Peace Foundation is in better shape as a result. We are grateful. Best wishes to you all for the summer season! Christopher Le Breton, General Manager & Head of Peace Development.
Kia Ora Koutou,
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Farewell to Annie Ferguson IT IS WITH REGRET THAT THE PEACE Foundation has farewelled Annie Ferguson as the co-General Manager responsible for IT and Office Systems. Annie has left her part-time role in The
Peace Foundation waka to pursue a full-time role. We thank Annie for all that she achieved and contributed to over the last two years, in particular leading the hectic move from Moneyworks to Xero. Annie will be missed by the team. Her sharp mind and analytical skills will be hard to replace.
We wish her well in her future endeavours, and thank Annie most sincerely for her commitment and the many hours spent working for the good and forward progress of The Peace Foundation. Christina, Christopher and the rest of The Peace Foundation team.
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by Hayley Kim (Researcher, Analyst & Writer) A NATIONWIDE SURVEY OF peace education programmes in schools throughout New Zealand was launched in May this year. The survey has now come to a close and will soon be condensed into a report for dissemination. This abstract Hayley Kim will consist of a brief summary of the survey, key results, and discuss what this means to The Peace Foundation. To begin, I would like to thank all schools that took the time to participate. Your input has been invaluable. The purpose
In essence, the survey set out to put together a situational analysis of all peaceful conflict resolution programmes in NZ schools, and gain an understanding of the proportion of schools that had The Peace Foundation’s Cool Schools and Leadership through Peer Mediation (LtPM) programmes in place. While obtaining this information, we also hoped to reach out to schools that either required assistance with existing programmes or were interested in introducing our programmes for the first time. Steps taken
The first task involved communicating with various Partnership Schools. Through this we discovered what schools preferred when participating in surveys, which further helped me select the best means of survey distribution. The many email and phone conversations with school administrative staff, teachers and principals revealed that a short and simple online survey
would likely yield the most responses; and so this was done. A short questionnaire was developed through the online survey tool, ‘SurveyMonkey’, and to keep things simple, the survey was boiled down to eleven concise questions; the majority of them only requiring a tick in a box! Once complete, separate questionnaires were sent out to a total of 1256 primary and intermediate schools and 525 secondary schools. To encourage participation an incentive was introduced mid-way. All participating schools, including those that already had done so, were put into a draw to win their choice of either a complementary Cool Schools or LtPM training day or a cash donation. Many more schools took part, and we were able to close the survey on the 30th of October, happy with the amount of responses. Additional comments
Firstly, assuming we had a reasonably representative sample of NZ schools, it is evident that there still remain many schools (primary, intermediate and secondary) that could benefit from our programmes. Many schools indicated their interest (Figures 3 and 4). Secondly, response rates of 19.86% and 17.69% seem low; however numerous online sources define the average response rate for web surveys to be around 10 to 20 percent. Greater participation would have been ideal; nonetheless we still have an acceptable number of responses to provide a meaningful interpretation of conflict resolution programmes in NZ schools. Lastly, The Peace Foundation is in the process of contacting schools that requested more information. This
• A total of 247 primary and intermediate schools and 90 secondary schools responded. This gives us a response rate of 19.86% and 17.69% respectively. • Only 51.8% of primary and intermediate and 65.1% of secondary schools had ever implemented a conflict resolution programme. Even less, 35.3% and 20.1%, respectively had ever implemented the Cool Schools or LtPM Programme (Figures 1 & 2). • Most schools first introduced Cool Schools between 2010 and 2017, although one school went way back to 1993! • 41.2% of schools with Cool Schools stated that they would like further support from us. The support requested included; a
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will be a great opportunity to raise awareness for our Cool Schools and LtPM programmes! Recommendations
There are still many schools that are yet to implement any conflict resolution programmes – even less with Cool Schools or LtPM. The Peace Foundation should work on reaching out to more schools throughout NZ so that more students are provided with the opportunity to be taught these valuable life skills. Secondly, there seem to be schools that introduced our programme many years ago and have not received any follow-up support. Now that this survey has identified many of these schools, The Peace Foundation should support them by updating their programme with the latest resources and trainings available. Finally, it would be beneficial to constantly keep track of the schools on our database who are implementing our programmes so that we can get in touch easily when there are new resources or we think it’s time for a revisit! N.B Hayley holds a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, Bachelor’s in Commerce, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health. She is currently working on her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Auckland; writing a thesis on acccess to cancer services in Samoa from a human rights perspective. Hayley has been with The Peace Foundation since April 2017, as a Researcher, Analyst and Writer.
Cool Schools Revisit, being informed of new resources, training for future mediators and teacher coordinators. 40% of schools stated they would like support with LtPM, mostly with further training, one-on-one support, or more collaboration with other schools. • Some of the reasons for schools discontinuing Cool Schools or LtPM included frequent staff turnover, lack of internal support, and leadership changes. • 63.1% of all schools requested to speak further with our staff regarding the potential for introducing Cool Schools.
“Harden Up” Doesn’t Cut it in 2017 by George Sabonadière, Year 12, Logan Park High School, Dunedin KIA ORA, MY NAME IS GEORGE Sabonadière and I’m a Year 12 student at Logan Park High School in Dunedin. Being 16 years old, I have had the experience of growing up in a period of mental health crisis for young New Zealanders. I don’t use the word crisis lightly (I’ve never been a fan George of hyperbole) but I struggle to find Sabonadière a word which better describes our situation; we have the highest teen suicide rates in the developed world. We have critically underfunded mental health services. Most of us, I believe, are ill-equipped to deal with even the mildest forms of psychological distress, which, according to the Ministry of Health, are most prominent in the 15-34 age range. Even before I knew these concerning statistics, and before this topic was callously thrown around as a
talking point in this year’s general election, if you’d asked me whether we had a youth mental health problem in New Zealand I’d have answered with an unequivocal yes. Why? Because, as young people, it surrounds us, affecting our relationships and our friendships, leaving us feeling vulnerable and confused. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been faced with a friend who needs a shoulder to cry on, or a calm voice when it seems impossible to carry on. All too often, these problems don’t seem to warrant an official diagnosis or a prescription, but they should still be taken seriously; the alternative is an alienated and ashamed population of vulnerable young people. It was this knowledge that something wasn’t quite right in New Zealand which led me to develop an ambitious project entitled “Harden Up: Exploring Mental Health Myths in Adolescence” which aims to take a bottom-up approach to supporting young people with mental health issues by talking to them, hearing their stories, and finding out what actually works. Hardly a groundbreaking idea, but something that many still don’t fully understand: the only experts on young people are young people themselves. Our system is outdated, ill-informed and it’s not working. Simply put, the old Kiwi adage “harden up” doesn’t cut it in 2017.
The beginnings of this project came from an incredible experience with the Peace Foundation earlier this year. I had the pleasure of speaking at the annual Auckland Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium, and the energy, enthusiasm and passion to make a difference which I observed there gave me the inspiration to start working on a solution to a major problem in my own backyard. I’m applying for a grant from the Mental Health Foundation to fund all three phases of my project, the first being an outreach program to travel to schools, youth groups and youth councils around Aotearoa to gather stories and feedback from hundreds of young Kiwis; the second being the development of an immersive, unique multimedia presentation to take around the country and present to young people, parents and teachers; and the third being the actual implementation of phase two. If you have any questions, comments or advice, you can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace Journey @ Albany Junior High School by Helen White (LtPM Programme Coordinator and School Counsellor @ AJHS) This is the first year of AJHS offering Peer Mediation for our students. Some of our Year 10 students were given the opportunity to take part in learning peaceful conflict resolution skills through the ‘Leadership through Peer Mediation’ (LtPM) training that The Peace Foundation offer. We were lucky enough to have the team of Christina Barruel and Dr Lyndon Burford come to do a very full and comprehensive day of training on March 24th 2017. The students were pumping and so inspired afterwards, it was an amazing day of learning and fun. Part of the role of the Peer Mediators at our school is to act as Peace Ambassadors and to help promote a peaceful culture. LtPM gives students an opportunity to realise the New Zealand Curriculum’s vision of creating “confident, connected, actively involved life-long learners.” In a practical context this has been through our Peer Mediators facilitating mediation between students who have found themselves stuck in conflict and organising events and publicising our message.
For Schools Peace Week in recognition of this year marking “NZ Nuclear Free @ 30” our Peer Mediators came up with the idea of creating a “Peace Pile” because they wanted to create something more lasting. It was a unique opportunity for us to be able to acknowledge New Zealand’s leadership in nuclear disarmament and celebrating our success as a peacemaking nation. Our journey lasted all week at break times and also in conjunction with the Social Studies faculty who were covering the topic as part of their curriculum during class time. The students had the opportunity to reflect on what Peace means to them and create a symbol or message and paint it on a rock which was used to form the “Peace Pile” on the Friday. Also what grew was a symbol of “love” in nearly 30 different languages showing the ethnic diversity which shapes us as a school from both students and staff. Our Matua Rod performed a Karakia to officially introduce it to our school and wider community, and we also had a reporter from the North Shore Times attend and create an article for the paper which further helps get our Peaceful messages out there. As well as the “Peace Pile” during two lunchtimes Origami Peace Doves were created and are now roosting in our school library. We were also lucky enough to be part of the Secondary Schools Peace Symposium which was held on Friday, August 25. Myself, Lydia, and Molly (24/7 Youth Workers) accompanied some of the Peer Mediators to represent AJHS in the Auckland School Community. We were privileged to hear from some amazing speakers with great knowledge and passion who came from all over NZ. It was also really inspiring to hear from the others present and listen
to their experiences and how they promote Peace and what their roles are within their schools. I really enjoyed the creativity and unique ways of thinking and presenting that the other schools displayed. Interestingly our Peer Mediators commented after how much they enjoyed doing the teamwork activities with the other schools, because prior to the event there had been some nervousness around having to do that. Our students had been concerned that as a younger age group to a lot of the other schools that they may feel left out or dominated by the older students. And for them being accepted, welcomed and seeing the passion, commitment and openness of those other students was just as valuable as the other learnings of that day.
“At AJHS we aim to create a peaceful environment and to help educate the students about New Zealand being Nuclear Free for 30 years. For New Zealand’s Peace Week we held an activity that the whole school could participate in. Each student had the opportunity to paint what peace meant to them on a rock. Now we have a beautiful colourful garden that everyone and anyone can enjoy. As a Peace Ambassador this was so wonderful to see students learning and becoming more aware of what a great country we live in.” – Ben Bonne "The Peace Symposium was a really incredible event, during which I learnt so much about both peace and peer mediation, but also life in general, and the world around us. It was an incredible experience that I will cherish". – Emily Caldelari-Hume
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Kia Tau te Rangimarie
Manaaki in Action by Renei Ngawati – Kia Tau Te Rangimarie Programme Coordinator KIA ORA KOUTOU KATOA! Ko Renei Ngawati toku ingoa. Ko Ngati Hine me Ngati Porou oku iwi. This year has totally flown and I wonder what has happened over the Renei Ngawati year to make a difference in our schools and with our tamariki to spread the knowledge about how to express ourselves in a safe and respectful way. Hard work! But so easy at the same time. One thing I have learnt is the value of knowing what our tamariki, especially our young ones at kohanga (preschool) and primary school level know about peace-making. Do we really need to teach them anything? Or is it that they really know what to do and we, as the big kids, have to try and remember what it was like to be 6 and 7 years old. Travelling around the country talking to teachers about how Kia Tau te Rangimarie or Cool Schools is going in their schools has enlightened me to some really interesting things. Being Maori, some things we know as a people and as a community just come naturally, intrinsically, from the inside that don't have any explanation. But if you ask a child, they know right away! Because they still feel the answer. Let me explain. A teacher in a school I visited talked of a professional training day where they were exploring the word ‘manaaki’ (to share and look after one another). The facilitators of that day tried to explain what manaaki looked like, but the teacher turned to her colleagues and they discussed what they thought manaaki looked like. Its about how we practice aroha, giving, sharing, and looking after one another on a daily basis. If we recognise how each of us do that, then communication for peace becomes easier.
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Let me explain. A child who observes manaaki in practice may not even know that word or know how to define it, but can explain the process in practice. Manaaki can mean to a child, making a cup of tea and putting kai on the table for manuhiri (guests) who come to visit. They see their mothers and grandmothers do it all the time. Manaaki could also mean taking kai to someone's house or for an occasion, to share and to look after. At that same school, two 6 year olds had a disagreement in the playground. One came into the classroom with myself and the teacher. He sat on the mat quietly to calm down. In the next 5minutes, the other child came in to sit on the mat and calm down. The first looked up at him and offered the toy he was playing with. Manaaki in practice. They know it. They live it. We just have to catch it, and show it back to them. The ability for a child to intrinsically know manaaki is such an important stepping stone for peaceful resolution skills in their future. So an adult who may be teaching, observing or raising this child must know how to catch it in action and show the child back to them and say “wow, you know what you are doing”. It rings true, our kids are our teachers. This year has been a great year to sit back and look at the skills that the schools, teachers, parents and tamariki already have so that a programme like Kia Tau te Rangimarie can only help facilitate the awareness of what the school philosophy is and what skills everyone brings to the table that help build a peaceful, respectful and loving environment. There is a common whakatauki (proverb) that can be used to explain the value of acknowledge another person's ‘knowing’:
Naku te rourou, nau te rourou, kia ora ai te iwi. With your food basket and my basket, we all will prosper This means that if we all contribute, we all benefit and live well. I guess sometimes the barrier is that we don't always see the value of the knowledge and skills other people bring in their kete or their basket. On the flipside, sometimes people don't always see the value of what is in their own basket of knowledge. They don't know they know. So what does that mean? Well, I see the future of Kia Tau te Rangimarie as a way to help schools, teachers and ESPECIALLY our tamariki SEE what they already know. Their basket of knowledge has so much to give and share. At the same time, us as staff of the Peace Foundation also must recognise the value of the knowledge they have too. For our tamariki to see their value and what they know, we must first see it. And give it back. This is the value manaaki. To give and to receive. In kai, knowledge and value. Enjoy the rest of 2017 and please look after one another over the summer. Tena koutou katoa!
Strengthening Connection in Families by Lisa Gibson, Family Programme Manager
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace” Dalai Lama THE PEACE FOUNDATION’S Family Programme aims to achieve that goal of strengthening the power of love through empowering Lisa Gibson individuals with effective communication skills to help them build peaceful families and communities. It’s incredibly rewarding to see parents, caregivers and grandparents transform their lives as they report increased understanding and connection after learning the skills of rapport, listening and problem solving. We have successfully delivered a variety of workshops all over Auckland in schools, early-childhood centres, home-based services and other social support organisations. All participants have reported that the
workshops have been very useful and for some life-changing. Some feedback from participants: “The workshop is fun, interactive, engaging-you will be able to get things sorted in life and at work.” “Amazing course and everyone should attend as communication is a key ihn our life.” With the increasing pressures on families and time these days we have designed a new workshop: “Introduction to Mindful Communication” this year. Mindfulness is a practical and simple practice of being present, relaxed with self-awareness and kind
attention. Over time and with regular practice, many people find that mindfulness and listening with presence can assist them to experience less stress, anxiety and depression and greater degrees of self-acceptance. You still experience difficult thoughts and feelings, but you have a greater capacity to be with them, rather than be trapped by them. Many people also discover with regular mindfulness practice that they have a greater capacity of self-love and a natural sense of OKness – even with challenges such as relationship, financial, work or family difficulties. Any community organisations or early childhood centres looking to offer positive communication workshops to their client network can contact Lisa Gibson at lisa.gibson@ peacefoundation.org.nz
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National Network Meeting Blitz Summary
Why did you become a Peer Mediator? To help people out I like giving things a go It helps teachers out More peace in the school It makes a good school environment I learn skills to help with bullying I use the skills at home A good experience To be part of what is happening in the school
COOL SCHOOLS COORDINATOR FEEDBACK
Happy children, happy playgrounds
WHERE WE WENT
Student ownership and empowerment
Students resolving conflicts without teacher
Students obtaining life skills
intervention Leadership and mentoring by senior mediators Students supporting each other Student safety Decrease in bullying issues A happy, healthy, harmonious, and high-achieving school The programme is positive and proactive
COORDINATOR BENEFITS FROM THE MEETINGS
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Share stories and learn new ideas
Students have written poems about their role
Receive support with running the programme
Mediator role is respected in the school
Receive latest updates
Felt valued as a coordinator Hear of funding availability
It was a motivating environment To share resources
Reinforced my confidence that the programme
makes a difference
Schools have developed their own reward systems Mediators are learning life skills
Those receiving mediation are also learning life skills Mediators are empowered The mediator role has given students direction
COOL SCHOOLS IMPLEMENTATION - “GEMS”
Weekly Peer Mediator meetings with the Coordinator. Stickers, tokens, certificates, badges – good incentive. Important to get all staff on board with how important mediation is. Mediators monitor the “Friendship Seat” on duty in the “Peace Garden” which they can create as a project. Mediator Managers - help the Coordinator with administrative work. Peace Ambassador Award for mediators to attain. Create a mediation training video. Role play video competition. Role play reversal – teachers play the disputants and the Student Peer Mediators mediate the teachers. Run a mediation session at assembly. Puppet show to teach the skills to the junior children.
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Lessons around feelings - often juniors have difficulty in expressing their feelings. Lunchtimes – PM’s can run small activities and/or games. Mediation analysis in Circle Time. Restorative practices and PB4L align with Cool Schools. Road show within the school to highlight what mediators do. Cool Schools Peer Mediators Big Day Out with mediators from other local schools - workshops, activities, awards, etc. Design a rewards programme – certificates and/or golden tickets can be handed out to students. Use the manual to teach a different lesson each week in weekly PM meetings.
Schools’ Peace Week 2017
by Lucy Stewart,Youth Programmes Coordinator schools and their teachers carried out amazing peace activities during the week. We were so impressed with the range of creative activities. Some students created giant peace songs, others designed paper cranes to pay a tribute to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some students made videos about peace and nuclear weapons issues, others organised debates and conference on nuclear issues. One of the most exciting things that happened was that this year, the Nuclear Weapon Prohibition Treaty - or ‘Nuclear Ban’, was adopted at the United Nations in July and then opened for signature in September. 122 countries supported the Treaty at the United Nations. Students celebrated this exciting development during Schools Peace Week and wrote letters to their MPs to urge them to support the Treaty. We had great feedback from students and teachers across the globe who took part, such as: “The event was effective because we saw groups of students around the world come together for a common activity and we collaborated peacefully and role modelled this to our communities”. “Kids all learned heaps and still think about it.” “We had good feedback from participants and it impacted people throughout the country”. “Keeps awareness up on an important issue”. “I would recommend this event to other schools because whenever I have participated in this
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event the awareness of our fragility as a global community and our strengths as a global community have been highlighted by my students. It is a powerful vehicle for positive discussion”. We were so lucky to have collaboration with lots of people who were instrumental to the nuclear free movement for Schools Peace Week 2017 and we want to thank Gil Hanly for letting us use her wonderful photographs, Marie Leadbeater for her foreword for our Toolkit, and Dr. Kate Dewes for assisting with activities and editing for the Toolkit. As the next generation celebrates a nuclear free Aotearoa we owe so much to all the people who paved this path for us, we thank you for all the work you did to make Aotearoa nuclear free! Photo credit: Gil Hanly
SCHOOLS’ PEACE WEEK 2017 was a great success with 140 schools in eight different countries taking part; Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, India, Lucy Stewart Burundi, and Kenya. The theme for 2017 was “Aotearoa New Zealand: 30 Years Nuclear Free”, as June 8th 2017 marked the 30th Anniversary of New Zealand’s nuclear free legislation - a huge achievement for its time and a source of pride for New Zealanders today. Thousands of students were involved in Schools Peace Week across the world, all learning about how to make the world a more peaceful place. In New Zealand, the week kicked off with a collaboration with Tumanako! Children’s Artworks for a Peace World exhibition that was held at AUT. The great thing about Schools’ Peace Week is that while the Peace Foundation team create the resources and organise the event and the promotion nationally and globally, individual schools celebrate the week in their own unique way that suits them. The ‘nuclear-free’ theme obviously really resonated with young people and their teachers as we were blown away with the active participation of so many young people and were so impressed with what they achieved. Students from both primary and secondary
Firstly we are very excited to announce that the theme for 2018 is: “Protect Our Planet” through which we will highlight the importance of nuclear disarmament and peace for keeping our planet healthy and safe. We are working on lots of great resources and activities for next year, so stay tuned! Secondly, for 2018 it will be renamed ‘Youth Peace Week’, as we think there are plenty of young people in clubs, sports groups, University, even organisations that would like to get involved, so please spread the word! If you would like to participate in Youth Peace Week for 2018, keep an eye on our website to register: www.peace.net.nz or get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our facebook page to see more photos from the week: www.facebook.com/schoolspeaceweek
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Peace Symposium 2017 .... Reflections by Emma Pascal (French intern at The Peace Foundation) MediationWORKS 9
THE AUCKLAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ Peace Symposium is truly a fantastic event. For one day at the end of August every year, dozens of students gather together in Auckland, New Zealand, to celebrate peace. This year, I was lucky enough to attend the Peace Symposium and experience it for myself as an intern from The Peace Foundation. The preparations for this brilliant event takes months. It involves contacting potential schools that may be interested in this event, contacting passionate speakers who want to talk about peace and nuclear-free issues, and contacting sponsors that could support this amazing project. The Peace Foundation team, in collaboration with students and speakers, worked hard to prepare to create the greatest Symposium we’ve had so far. Finally, in the week before the event, the venue was decorated and the activities prepared, to ensure everything was set to go for the big day.
On Friday 25th August 2017, at the Western Springs Garden Community Hall, the Peace Foundation team was glad to meet participants who had prepared awesome presentations: McAuley High School, Western Springs College, Nga Puna O Waiorea, Mt Roskill Grammar School, Papatoetoe High School, Mt Albert Grammar School, Albany Junior High School, Hobsonville Point Secondary School, St Cuthbert’s College and Saint Peter’s College. Moreover, were inspiring guest speakers and performers: Cathy Casey, GK, Dr Lyndon Burford, George Sabonadiere, Jasper Hawkins and Jarni Blair. Everybody was there, and happy to celebrate peace together! The celebrations began at 8am and there was plenty to see and do. I enjoyed the Powhiri (Maori welcome) led by Nga Puna O Waiorea. We listened to skilled speakers, inspiring young students, about how to spread peace around the world. We even took pictures in a photobooth
with ‘peace messages’ to put on our Facebook site. It was great to see how engaged both the students and teachers were. This was particularly evident when students created and sang wonderful peace songs in the afternoon. I warmly recommend this event, and it turns out most other participants agree with me! Indeed, it was a wonderful way to learn about nuclear-free issues and celebrate 30 years nuclear-free in New Zealand. I’d like to end with another comment from one of our students: “I had so much fun and I learnt so much about the history of New Zealand being nuclear-free”. Indeed, it was a wonderful way to learn about nuclear-free issues and celebrate 30 years nuclear-free in New Zealand. I’d like to end with another comment from one of our students: “I really appreciate the work of the Peace Foundation in enhancing our understanding of peace in ourselves, our relationships, and our communities. Thank you”.
Facebook Message from Cam Calkoen – Mr Awesome! Written on International Day of Peace, Thursday 21st September 2017 I am always so inspired by The Peace Foundation and what they achieve through bringing together students at their Secondary Schools' Peace Symposium. In one day students from a variety of Auckland schools come together. They come together from different sides of town, they come together from different beliefs, up bringing and education, but the important thing is that they ’come together’ and through that there is this incredible energy to elevate potential and raise the issues of what really is important in this world… people. At the end of the day these people who are united as strangers, leave as friends and that ... that is awesome! 2017/2018 SUMMER EDITION
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2017 Schools’ Peace Week - Pakistan
Theme: Sports for Peace
SCHOOLS’ PEACE WEEK (SPW) WAS initiated during 2014 in Pakistan in 12 schools throughout Karachi. 2015 was a great success with 65 schools celebrating from all over Pakistan. 120 schools celebrated SPW in 2016. The number of schools who participate in SPW is increasing every year. This year we have successfully worked in 200 schools! Students were very passionate to work with the attractive theme of “Sports for Peace”. Schools faced challenges in preparation, planning and implementation of SPW in Pakistan 2017. It was very challenging because school students were on summer vacation. However, our member schools administrators and their teams, gave SPW coordinators in Pakistan a very warm welcome and helped them passionately to implement SPW during the same dates schools were celebrating in New Zealand and other countries. All the schools participated with enthusiasm and energy. 16,000 students, 40% girls and 60% boys, and 1200 teachers from 200 schools, engaged in SPW in Pakistan during 2017. Indirectly
this impacted on 63,349 students who helped to make SPW successful and wonderful. One of the most popular activities of SPW was the football match with the students of World Learning Grammar School, Karachi, Pakistan. Students played the game with love and brotherhood. Students shook hands after the match which taught them the sportsmanship spirit. Another activity known as Ludo/ Carrom, was an amazing game played by the students of The Oxford Lycuem Academy, Chakwal, Pakistan. Groups of
4 students played this game with lots of passion, motivation and friendship. This game taught students to work as a team. Students felt the heat of compassion and demonstrated “Sports for Peace” through engaging in sports such as: football, cricket, peace run, Ludo/Carrom, sprint hurdle, arm wrestling, dodge ball, tag, Kho Kho, darts, and tug-of-war, at both primary and secondary levels. We are very thankful for this awesome opportunity from The Peace Foundation, which has been a partner for more than six years with World Learning Educational Society. Big thanks to the students of Sancta Maria College in Auckland, New Zealand, and the beloved son of Christina Barruel, Hugo Barruel and family, for their generous donations towards our SPW. We are very much thankful to our Youth Coordinator, Mr Jahangir Ibrahim, for his great efforts. Another BIG THANKS to all our beloved, hardworking team of coordinators for their efforts towards Schools' Peace Week this year. Much appreciated. May Peace Prevail on Earth ...
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Youth Programmes: Disarmament Education by Lucy Stewart,Youth Programmes Coordinator THE YOUTH PROGRAMMES TEAM HAVE HAD an exceptionally busy 2017 carrying out a range of peace and disarmament education initiatives and we are delighted with the progress this year. Both domestically and globally it has been a very successful year for nuclear disarmament - we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Nuclear Free New Zealand on June 8th, and on July 7th at the United Nations the Nuclear Weapon Prohibition Treaty was adopted by 122 countries. These two milestones brought a great deal of public awareness to the issue of nuclear disarmament. They show how ordinary people can make a difference, if we collaborate, get involved, and believe in a greater good for all humanity. I was very privileged to be selected to attend the United Nations negotiations for the Treaty during June and July this year. I went in a team of four delegates representing New Zealand civil society, along with Dr. Kate Dewes, Cmdr Rob Green, RN Ret’d and Dr. Lyndon Burford of the Disarmament and Security Centre. It was inspiring to meet so many New Zealanders at the United Nations, all working for nuclear disarmament in a range of capacities. My role was reporting back to young people in New Zealand, keeping them up to date with the progress and engaging them in the process (www.nuclearfreenz30.org.nz). Young people got to experience the excitement of this ground breaking treaty coming to life through my online blog posts, social media and live Skype calls. All the information that I learned has also fed into the resources and initiatives in this department. In the preamble of the new Treaty it states, “Recognizing also the importance of peace and disarmament education in all its aspects and of raising awareness of the risks and consequences of nuclear weapons for current and future generations, and committed to the
dissemination of the principles and norms of this Treaty,”. This is a powerful endorsement and reminder of why we are doing what we are doing - the next generations have a right to know about the nuclear legacy that they have inherited, and they need to be endowed with the skills to keep engaging and working for change until the time that nuclear weapons are abolished for ever. There is also the need to spread this knowledge to as many people as possible, to make nuclear disarmament a common sense thing - not just something that people in New Zealand (and other nuclear free places) do. To do this young people across the world need to work together and have the knowledge and the tools to make change, our programmes are one example of this in action.
An overview of our peace and disarmament initiatives for young people this year: • Presentations to youth groups across Auckland (schools, universities, summer camps) • NCEA teacher resources on nuclear issues - Senior History and Senior Social Studies • Teacher cluster meetings - Senior Social Studies and History • Digital resources, information, blog and event calendar - www. nuclearfreenz30.org.nz • Social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter • Schools Peace Week • Nuclear Abolition Day Event at the University of Auckland • Internships working on disarmament issues.
We have a wide range of peace and disarmament initiatives available for young people and teachers across New Zealand. We’ve been striving to diversify and in order to get more content online so that young people and teachers who are not in Auckland can also benefit from and participate in our initiatives. We have delivered 28 presentations this year to reach an audience of over 2,175 students and teachers. This is our biggest number ever and we are delighted that so many young people have been engaged. We have also been working to empower and encourage teachers to get disarmament education into the classroom in mainstream education and have been working hard to make this easy for them; by providing quality user friendly resources that align with the NCEA system. We’ve had the privilege to work with Takeaki and Takako Kuroda this year, two hibakusha (victims of nuclear weapons) from Nagasaki who have come to many schools to share their real life experience of living through a nuclear attack. We are so grateful for Takeaki and Takako’s time and strength to do so, we know that students in New Zealand have found this a very powerful experience. For 2018 we will be continuing, enhancing and expanding these initiatives to reach even more young people. As concerned citizens globally strive to make the new Nuclear Prohibition Treaty work through creating more public awareness, we are excited about bringing our programmes to an even wider audience and helping to bring about global change. If you are interested in having a presentation in your school, using our resources, or attending one of our teacher cluster meetings or events, please get in touch at: lucy@ peacefoundation.org.nz
United Nations Negotiating Conference on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Photo credit: ICAN
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New Zealanders at the United Nations for the #nuclearban treaty negotiations.
Staff and Interns
New Staff ... Hayley Kim
Researcher, Analyst and Report Writer
Hi, my name is Hayley and I joined The Peace Foundation in late-April this year, as a researcher, analyst and report writer. I’m currently a student at the University of Auckland, working on my thesis for a Master’s in Public Health. Because of my interests in research, health and community-based work, working for The Peace Foundation seemed perfect! I strongly believe that organisations like The Peace Foundation are critical in building a healthy and productive society, and so I couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of this amazing work. The work I’ve been involved in so far includes periodic reports to the Ministry of Health, attending various programmes and events and developing summary reports for them, and most recently conducting a national survey for all NZ schools (more about this on Page 3 - Research page). I want to continue helping The Peace Foundation in aspects of research and reporting while personally learning more about peace and the importance of it in our schools and communities.
Accounts Administrator I’m John and I joined The Peace Foundation in August as the Accounts Administrator. My background is mostly in the management of small to mid-sized for-profit businesses but I’ve had an interest in the not-for-profit sector and I wanted to work with an entity that was representative of my beliefs. I have three kids with their high school years ahead so the Cool Schools Peer Mediation programme and our parent communication workshops really hit home with me. I’m also a strong advocate for the environment and a fan of our anit-nuclear proliferation efforts so I’m interested to see what we can achieve with our focus on environmental issues in the upcoming year.
Youth Programmes Resource Developer Hi everyone, I ‘m Jai. I have been given a wonderful opportunity to work with the Peace Foundation – what a fantastic place to be! Alongside Lucy Stewart, I am creating resources for high school teachers wanting to introduce nuclear disarmament themes to their students. We think nuclear disarmament is one of the biggest challenges facing the upcoming generations and that students need to know and engage with the anti-nuclear history that they have inherited. I have a background in teaching at a university level and in political and social research. I recently finished my Master’s thesis, which looked at political culture in New Zealand, and aim to begin my PhD next year, which will look at carbon forestry and climate change mitigation practitioners in the Pacific.
Interns ... Marie Lagarde
Bonjour, my name is Marie and I am from France. I have completed a six-month internship at the Peace Foundation as part of my Master’s Degree in International Affairs. My role was to support Peace Development programmes. I worked alongside Lucy and Christopher on different projects such as Schools’ Peace Week 2017. We successfully engaged 133 schools on the theme ‘Aotearoa New Zealand - 30 Years Nuclear Free’! I have learnt a lot about the functioning of not-for-profit organisations, especially in the area of programme management which is the direction I would like to be heading in now. I also loved working with the team and have benefitted from their positive energy.
My name is Guy Hermans and I am 22 years old. I am from the Netherlands. I live in the city of Maastricht and currently I am staying in Auckland. I study People and Business Management (specialising in Public/Business Management). I want to develop myself into a manager who can translate goverment rules into company goals, solve law problems and motivate employees. I was looking for a small organisation that gives something back to society and where interns could learn how it is to work within an organisation/charity/business. The Peace Foundation is this kind of organisation. My work within The Peace Foundation is to assist the General Manager.
Bonjour! My name is Emma. I am from France and I am currently a student at Sciences Po Toulouse. I joined The Peace Foundation as a Youth Programmes intern in July 2017. I worked on School Peace Week 2017 with Lucy Stewart, Youth Programmes Co-ordinator, and it was very interesting to learn about the nuclear-free experience of New Zealand. Everyday, at The Peace Foundation I learn about peace education, peace communication, peaceful relationships, and engaged people inspire me. I am passionate about cinema, the environment and peaceful conflict resolution so this internship is great for me.
I am a twenty-three year old Filipina from Davao City, Philippines. I am the eldest daughter in my family. I love films, music, travelling, photography and going to concerts. I was studying a Diploma in Applied Business at New Zealand Institute of Technology (NZIE) when I was given the opportunity to work as a Human Resource Intern at the Peace Foundation. While working here, I have met new friends, joined trainings, learned a lot and worked happily. Being an international student, The Peace Foundation and its members helped me a lot to cope with the New Zealand working environment. As I was away from home, the Peace Foundation welcomed me like a family. Now that I am finished with my internship, I will always carry the learnings and never forget the love I received from people in the organisation.
I study International Governance with a focus on international law and qualitative peace and conflict studies at the University of Freiburg and Schreyers Honors College at Pennsylvania State University. This internship is the final part of my undergraduate degree. At The Peace Foundation, I have worked predominantly in Nuclear Disarmament Education, focussing on the Nuclear Ban Treaty and research on the effects of nuclear weapons on the environment. I speak German, English, French, and Spanish and in my free time I enjoy photography, cooking, and running. I chose to do an internship with The Peace Foundation as I am excited to learn about the content and diversity of peace education and non-violent communication and to be able to further spread a culture of understanding.
I am from Gujarat, India. I moved to New Zealand in May 2016 to study for a Graduate Diploma in Applied Management at Otago Polytechnic. I joined The Peace Foundation in January 2017 as an event management intern as I want to make a career in this field. I love meeting new people, travelling and listening to music. I worked with The Peace Foundation for 5 months. Choosing The Peace Foundation as my internship place, I learnt about their different peace education school programs regarding nuclear free New Zealand and peer mediation. I participated in a couple of trainings. I learnt how to be calm in any conflict situation and to solve it using different techniques. I also learnt many interesting things regarding the history of nuclear free NZ. I strongly recommend that the school peer mediation programs should be implemented in India! Working with The Peace Foundation was a great journey and the most memorable time of my life. I was glad to meet the most amazing staff and all the other interns.
My name is Kaiwen, and I’ve just completed my Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in criminology and social science. My placement was at The Peace a Foundation, a non-profit organisation based solely in Auckland. The Foundaiton is recognised for its promotion of peace and education development. I was given the role of Peace Education intern and administration support. This role involved supporting the operations of school Peace programmes, the annual secondary school Peace Symposium and the Foundation’s core administration system. This year’s peace symposium theme was to celebrate New Zealand being nuclear free for 30 years. It is a topic that is very relevant today and has a lot of attention on an international scale. I enjoyed my placement at The Peace Foundation because it has helped me broaden my confidence, knowledge and skills in understanding the importance of peace and international relations.
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2018 Auckland Secondary Schools’ Peace Symposium WHEN: THEME: WHAT:
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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.
The Peace Education School Programmes:
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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 conflict responses clue card • Mastercard For $65, including GST, we provide you with five packs of the above with Teacher/ Facilitator Guidelines for a ‘mixing and matching’ activity done in groups.
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Mediators’ 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 them 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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Contact: The Peace Foundation Phone (09) 373 2379 Fax (09) 379 2668 E-mail KTR@peacefoundation.org.nz www.peace.net.nz www.facebook.com/PeaceFoundationNZ www.facebook.com/CoolSchoolsNZ
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Gratitude and appreciation to the Ministry of Health by Hayley Kim (Researcher, Analyst & Writer)
THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH LEADS THE overall responsibility and management for New Zealand’s health and disability system. The Ministry contracts with various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that provide further health, disability and social services to New Zealanders. The Peace Foundation is one these NGOs, and we have been supported by the Ministry to achieve our common goal of creating a physically and mentally healthy population. The Cool Schools Peer Mediation Programme was established in 1991, initially through pilot trainings in 12 Auckland schools. It received
its first funding from the Ministry of Health in 1995, resulting from a presentation by Cool Schools’ co-founder Yvonne Duncan at a Health Conference in 1994. The wide recognition of The Peace Foundation and its programmes allowed for continuation of funding, and this support from the Ministry of Health has been a vital part of the development of The Peace Foundation till date. The Ministry of Health has not only funded school trainings and revisits over the last 12 years but has also supported The Peace Foundation to develop the valuable resources we have today. These resources have been massively important in the improvement and sustainability of our programmes. Early this year, our contract with the Ministry was renewed, and we began to report on results-based accountability. Our periodic reports to the Ministry now answer the questions ‘how
many?’, ‘how well?’, and ‘is anyone better off?’ for each of our programmes. As a result of this, our evaluation forms have been revised and we now produce reports that show clearly what our goals are, whether they’ve been met and if not, what the reasons were and how we could improve the next time round. It is this ongoing support and development provided by the Ministry of Health that has enabled the success and longevity of our Cools Schools and Leadership through Peer Mediation Programmes. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Ministry of Health – and especially to our portfolio manager Gavin Koroi. With the valuable support from the Ministry of Health, The Peace Foundation will continue working hard to build safer schools, communities, societies and furthermore … a safer New Zealand!
‘Partnership for Peace in the Pacific’ Workshop Partnership for Peace in the Pacific
On Wednesday 14 February 2018 The Peace Foundation is holding a workshop at the Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Cres, Grafton, Auckland, to explore the different facets of peace and how we might create a 'Partnership for Peace in the Pacific’. The workshop is designed to be a fun experiential event with participants from across the Pacific. There will in addition be two guest speakers: an 82 year old survivor from Hiroshima, Japan, and a legal/political thinker from Hawaii. If you are a young peace champion at school or a wise elder in the community do join us. We'd love you to be there. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register a place. Christopher Le Breton - Head of Peace Development, Partnerships and Funding.
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