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How do I talk to my school about Tūturu?

Embedding a holistic wellbeing approach in your school takes time and figuring out how to introduce the Tūturu approach to your colleagues may be challenging.

Factors that could influence how you approach those initial conversations include your role and which faculty you work in

Our prompts and resources can help you feel confident engaging staff in conversation about Tūturu, regardless of what part of the school you work in.


Whether you are introducing Tūturu to the wider school or starting with your team, the following can help you prepare for conversations.

  • Connecting with a Tūturu provider. Initiating a conversation does not require a relationship with a Tūturu provider, but it can help. Check if there is a Tūturu provider near you. They can provide support during this process or be contacted later.
  • An overview of Tūturu. Tūturu explores many aspects of being a young person at school and can be tricky to condense. Questions such as “What is Tūturu?” and “How can it support our rangatahi?” may arise. Having a concise explainer of Tūturu on-hand ensures key themes and messages are easily communicated
  • Interest - Establishing a clear rationale behind your interest in Tūturu and how it could benefit your school may streamline initial conversations.
  • Scope - Adjusting your approach to suit. Whether it be a curriculum resource you want to delve into with your class or larger actions related to school policy and procedure, identifying your starting place can help you focus the discussion.
  • Lines of communication - Depending on the scope of your engagement, who you approach may differ. In most instances, a good starting place is to discuss Tūturu with your head of faculty/department or appropriate SLT .

These steps provide you with a strong foundation to begin conversations at your school. If you are still unsure, or need additional support, get in touch with your local Tūturu provider . If none are located near you than contact the Tūturu team.

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