Flourishing Schools

Wellbeing education is systemic intervention in your children’s futures.
We can equip our teachers with tools to be resilient and effective practitioners, who then impact positively on their learners. In doing so our staffrooms become more sustainable and supportive environments, where learning and development is modelled.

When we build capacities of students, whānau and school staff together, we ensure that there are supportive systems in place for kids to thrive, even in the increasing complexity of life.

Clifftop Wellbeing provides a some set programmes for schools to consider – and can fully tailor a learning journey for a school, where needed. Sessions can be adjusted for any education institution – from ECE, to school, to university.

Short Workshops

Welcome to Wellbeing1 hr

An introductory workshop helping us understand what wellbeing & resilience are and how we can approach them.

Supporting and Engaging Pacific and Māori Ākonga1 hr

We begin to understand the core challenges and sound solutions for better outcomes for Māori and Pacific learners.

Mindsets 11 hr

Learn about Professor Carol Dweck’s mindset proposition: what it is, how it applies to you, your life, your work, and your learners.

Mindsets 2 – Mindsets application1 hr

A deeper dive into practical applications of Mindsets to be more effective educators

Strengths science and practice1 hr

The science of “what is right with you”, and how to use it for yourselves and your students.

Teacher Wellbeing1 hr

We explore ways to support teacher wellbeing and resilience using preventative and responsive approaches. From one teacher to others.

Wellbeing Science and Student Achievment1.5 hours

Psychology has taught us a lot about how people are motivated and engaged. This knowledge is gold for an educator and should guide how you plan and teach more effectively.

Full-day Options

Positive Education1 Day

Our friends in Australia have been learning about and applying wellbeing science in schools for the better part of two decades. This workshop is similarly based on the tenets of positive psychology as applied to education. This is an insightful and uplifting look at what works well in our schools and how we can grow kids that flourish.

We look at the many wellbeing models that schools use abroad before localising that learning for kura and schools in Aotearoa NZ.

Whole-School Wellbeing1 Day

We explore the Clifftop model for whole-school wellbeing, informed by research and supported by experience. This is a comprehensive approach to wellbeing development and is most suited to senior leaders or wellbeing teams. Talk to us about working with your Kahui Ako.

Wellbeing Development Retreat2 Day

We partner together to create an informative and transformative programme based on personal wellbeing and professional practice.

Comprehensive Cultural Responsiveness in Schools1 Day

We explore the what, why, who and how of culturally responsive practice in schools in Aotearoa, according to research, experience and best practice. The “when” is now.

Appreciative Inquiry Summit1 Day

Is it time for change? Be led in a conversation as a school community. We korero and learn from staff, students and whānau while consolidating what is best about your school and what could be better, before creating a plan to work towards.

This is a powerful process and suits schools who are sure they want change [in any form or scale] and want to bring their whole community on the waka.

This can also been done with SLT teams.


Consulting & Advisory

We help you see and make meaning of the complexity surrounding your school, including identifying key levers for creating a connected and engaged learning community. Contact us for your first, free 30 minute consultation.

Coaching for Principals

Leading can be tough and trying. A monthly meeting with a wellbeing expert with a leadership background can help keep you at the top of the cliff.

Appreciative Inquiry

Are you finding it hard to bring your whole school onboard? Do you have complex problems and need a whole-community response? David Cooperider of Case Western Reserve University created a leading method for bringing teams together to create shared vision, drive and strategy for change. Contact us to find out how Appreciative Inquiry could be used in your school?

Wellbeing Audit

If you want to get a clearer picture of wellbeing in your school, we can generate a report with your help. This will involve a compact research project with methods that we’ll select depending on your community, ranging from observations to focus groups, surveys, interviews, and assessment. The report will contain suggestions for strategies to improve wellbeing in your school.