December 2015: Te Arawa Whānau Ora’s new focus is on rangatahi development, so Tipene used this new opportunity and reached out to the Collective for advice and guidance on how to best develop a solid plan.
Tipene says that “the planning I did with my paeārahi, Ange Tipu, was exactly what I needed and has been extremely valuable.” Tipene believes that it’s important for young people to have goals, and be really clear about how they’re going to make those goals a reality.
Tipene finished Year 11 and Year 12 with NCEA Level 1 and 2 Endorsed with Excellence, and was the top Te Reo Māori student for both years. At his recent prize-giving Tipene was announced a Prefect for the School, as well as Māori Achievement Captain.
As he prepares for Year 13, Tipene has used his Whānau Plan to set a number of key goals including wanting to attain NCEA Level 3 Endorsed with Excellence, and to qualify for the World Waka Ama Competition to be held in the Sunshine Coast in 2016.
Finding balance for 2016 will be very important for Tipene, so it is important that he keeps his eyes on the prize. Early morning starts with training for waka ama on the water and in the gym, working hard academically, and making sure that he still mows the lawn at home.
Working through my plan with a trained expert was really helpful, it meant I knew I was getting the best possible support”, says Tipene.
Tipene’s parents, Dean and Lauren are supportive of Tipene’s aspirations, and are committed to making sure that he continues to reach for the stars through hard work. They have been really impressed with the support the whānau has received from Te Arawa Whānau Ora and highly recommend them to anyone wanting to make their goals a reality.
Why Te Arawa Whānau Ora Works
Te Arawa Whānau Ora has been successful because it ensures whānau are able to determine their own goals and are given positive support to achieve them. Te Arawa Whānau Ora will work with groups, whānau and individuals to support them to become successful.
Te Arawa Whānau Ora works because it puts whānau in the driver’s seat, they define their own goals and make their own decisions. Te Arawa Whānau Ora has helped over 1500 individual whānau members over the last year. If you would like to know more please contact us.