Building Awesome Whānau

Building Awesome Whānau is a parenting course facilitated by our valued partners and organisations around the motu. To find a BAW course running in your region, or to register your interest as a course facilitator, get in touch with Georgia at We'd love to kōrero!

Developed for those raising tamariki aged 2-13, Building Awesome Whānau is full of practical ideas and encouraging stories to equip and empower you to see your dream for your whānau become a reality.

Packed into the Building Awesome Whānau kaupapa are principles and values drawn from mātauranga Māori, including tikanga and te reo Māori. Delivered through a well-being lens, key concepts in the course include the mana and tapu of tamariki, with significant emphasis placed on aroha, manaakitanga and whanaungatanga. 

Building Awesome Whānau offers a safe and non–judgemental environment so you can reflect on your past, explore opportunities for change and gain hope for the future.

What we'll cover

  • Aroha and connection
  • Values and tūpuna knowledge
  • The importance of the whare
  • Communication

Session 1: Foundations of aroha

Building your whānau on love, mana and connection  

Session 2: Ngā pou uara

Understanding the importance of values and tūpuna knowledge

Session 3: Parents and whānau as the roof

Strengthening the whare

Session 4: Walls of the whare

Boundaries to keep the good in and the bad out  

Session 5: Wairua of the whare

Atmosphere, well–being and supporting emotions

Session 6: Keeping it sweet

All about communication

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Dates & Locations

Christchurch - Youth Alive Trust - Thurs 13 June 10am

Start Date:
13 Jun 2024
End Date:
18 Jul 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grace Vineyard Church
68 Beresford Street
New Brighton

Auckland South - Equippers Church - Sat 27 July 12pm

Start Date:
27 Jul 2024
End Date:
31 Aug 2024
12:00 PM - 14:00 PM
Equippers Church Manukau
13 Gladding Place
Manukau, 2104


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