Whānau is critical to our Māori and Pasifika rangatahi, and for this reason, we ensure we work closely with whānau to support whānau connectedness, resiliency and leadership.
At the beginning of each term, we host a whānau hui, where we share information with and seek feedback and opinions from our whanau.
Each kāinga has an Advisory Group, which consists of our Head of Boarding, a representative of the appropriate school, a school alumni representative, a student representative and 2 whānau representatives. These Advisory Groups provide support to each kāinga and act as a feedback loop (from student representatives, whānau and the school).
Our whānau also have a Facebook group which all new families are invited to join, our staff post photos and write posts about the day-to-day goings on in the kāinga, enabling whānau to feel more connected to InZone.