Wiremu Gray is of Ngai Tahu, Ngati Porou and Pakeha descent. He is the head of Guidance counselling at Christchurch Boys High School. He has extensive experience working in various counselling settings including four secondary schools, Te Tira Horomaka – Reconnecting Maori Youth to their cultural roots (Ngai Tahu Programme); youth involved with CYF's; Youth Justice; and also many years working with Waipuna as a therapist and Coordinator of CAYAD (Community Action, Youth and Drugs) a Ministry of Health initiative.
He trained at WINTECH on 'Te Whiuwhiu O Te Hau' counselling programme specializing in Maori models of counselling. Current Cultural Supervisor for NZAC members gaining competency for full membership.
Recently supporting CBHS with developing their well-being programme. Developed 'Te Whare Mauri Ora' model which is a collaboration of positive education and Maori concepts of Hauora.
Saturday 7 April | 1:30pm
HOW CAN WE MAKE WELLBEING IN SCHOOLS MORE CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE?
We want to build wellbeing that responds to the needs of all our students and staff. Substantial work in NZ and elsewhere supports the view that cultural responsiveness is important for wellbeing as well as achievement. The panel will discuss key ideas and practical steps we can take to ensure wellbeing in schools is culturally responsive.