Pastoral Care in New Zealand
Whare Tapa Wha - Hauora
Studying overseas can be challenging. You leave your home, your family, your culture and easy access to some of your favourite foods. All that is familiar and safe is gone. The good news is that New Zealand has rules and people in place to provide you with support.
Pastoral Care is there for international students to help you cope with language issues, homesickness, religious struggles, culture shock, academic challenges, accommodation issues and provides basic social support.
The Māori have a wonderful principal of providing care for the well-being (Hauora) of people. It is called "Whare Tapa Wha - Hauora". The four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health are whānau (family health), tinana (physical health), hinengaro (mental health) and wairua (spiritual health).
Our team of workers with ISMNZ delight in providing care for the hauora, the well-being, of international students. Since the number of international student enrollments increased from 5,000 to over 100,000 students, we have been providing care for students who want our help. Contact us today. We will connect you to people who can help you during your time in New Zealand.