Te Ara Moana Trust
Local kids in local water
navigating their lives
He moana pukepuke ka ekengia e te waka
"a choppy sea can be navigated"
Te Ara Moana programmes use the sea to raise the confidence of our young people, teach them practical skills and improve their emotional resilience.
Resilience helps our children deal with everyday issues and empowers them to cope with challenges they face today, in adolescence and even adulthood.
We use a method called TPSR (Teaching Personal Social Responsibility), to teach values based on the pursuit of māuri ora (wellbeing).
Our programmes are safe places for new experiences, where students are supported and encouraged in their learning. They learn confidence; water survival; rescues; problem-solving and how to make responsible decisions to get the best outcomes.
"She is water, powerful enough to drown you, soft enough to cleanse you, deep enough to save you" Adrian Michael
This is probably the funnest day I have ever had at the beach