Social Work in Schools (SWiS) has been promoted by the Government of New Zealand, and is an initiative that sees qualified individuals working alongside educators to offer additional student support. This can take the form of programmes inside school, but also family visits outside. Its purpose is to help students and families work towards attaining their full potential and reducing – or eliminating – the risks that so many young people face today. SWiS aims to help students identify negative behaviours that could limit future achievement, and promote a better outcome for children, both at school and in the community. Family wellbeing is also key.
For more information about the programmes run at Otahuhu Intermediate, or if you would like to see our school Social Worker for any family or student issue related to wellbeing and/or safety, please contact our SWiS, Rachel Taipari via email email@example.com.