‘He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata.’
‘Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure.’

Kind Hearts in Schools

The Kind Hearts Trust is committed to supporting schools to build a strong culture of kindness, alongside, and enhancing their own school values and the unique and special culture of each school and their community.

We believe deeply in the positive outcomes of empowering our children with positive, kind and compassionate values, and ways of expressing these.

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Kind Hearts Four Focus Areas

Being a Kind Hearts School means developing a class and school culture through four key focus areas:

  1. Being unconditionally kind to yourself (growing your Mana).
  2. Receiving unconditional kindness (keeping the cycle of kindness going).
  3. Giving random acts of kindness (without needing acknowledgement or reward).
  4. Developing kindness habits (being kind as much as you can at home, school, in your community and beyond).


Kindness and the Key Competencies

A strong culture of kindness will aid and facilitate the development of the Ministry of Educations Key Competencies:

  1. Thinking.
  2. Relating to others.
  3. Using language, symbols, and texts.
  4. Managing self.
  5. Participating and contributing.


Complement and enhance your schools Key Values.


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Developing the four Kind Heart focus areas and incorporating the core value of unconditional kindness in the school and into the wider community.

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Kind Hearts in Schools has developed practical resources that will help support the development of a culture of kindness in schools.

Go to the Become a Kind Hearts in Schools tab for further information about becoming a Kind Heart school.

How we can make a difference together:

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Kind Hearts Trust is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registered number CC52901.
Kind Hearts Trust has Donee Status from IRD, meaning donations of $5 or more qualify for a tax credit.