6-7 April 2018


Saturday 7 April | 9:20am

SECONDARY STREAM

 

Paul Tupou Vea

Paul's former-life involved creating and facilitating youth development programmes for schools, NGO and university organisations in the Auckland area, achieving many heights over ten years before training as a teacher. While doing his former work, Paul was able to dabble in not-for-profit governance and management, as well as acting as a Youth Advisor on an inter-government agency Auckland Pacific Youth Development Plan. He unashamedly considers himself a Social Science geek, having enjoyed completing his undergraduate study in Social Science and Management, with some postgrad in Social Science for good measure. 

A founding member of Dilworth School's Rural Campus, Paul has led Wellbeing Education as part of a curriculum strand at the school called Personal and Social Growth and is currently studying the Master of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne. His latest projects at Dilworth Rural Campus include embedding Strengths-based practice and leading a redesign of the school's strategic narrative. He is also a qualified Bush Instructor and enjoys long walks on serene ridges. 

Paul is passionate about what Positive Psychology offers all schools, staff and students - especially for marginalised learners and their whanau. His wife, Asha, is an innovative curriculum design whiz, also at Dilworth. Together they have two sons, aged two and four.





Saturday 7 April | 9:20am

SECONDARY STREAM

Well, well, well. Could you be any more Pacific with your work? 

Tau talanoa. Join the conversation about how best to present Positive Education/ Wellbeing Education to Pacific (and Maori) learners and their aiga/ whanau. Discuss philosophy, theory and practical examples from a culturally diverse school, three years into their journey of Positive Education with a guy that always knows what he's talking about - most of the time.

 

 

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