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The history of The Incredible Years Programmes®

 

The Incredible Years® has a legacy that goes back more than 35 years.  The series of programmes for whānau, kaiako and tamariki/mokopuna were first developed by Carolyn Webster-Stratton.  She has developed programmes for both whanau and kaiako.

 

Ngā Tau Mīharo | Incredible Years in Aotearoa New Zealand

 

Some keen New Zealanders working in the education and health spaces came across Carolyn’s work in the early 2000s. They undertook the basic training and promoted and delivered programmes here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

In 2010 Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga Ministry of Education (Te Tāhuhu the Ministry) saw the potential of the programmes and resourced wider delivery across Aotearoa New Zealand.  This was under the umbrella of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L). PB4L is a suite of programmes that collectively support whānau, schools and early learning services to address behaviour, improve tamariki/mokopuna wellbeing and increase educational achievement.​

 

Theoretical foundations for the programmes

  • Cognitive social learning.

  • Modelling and self-efficacy theory.

  • Attachment relationships.

 

The Incredible Years® programmes focus on building warm and nurturing adult-child relationships through child-directed play, social and emotion coaching, praise and incentives.

Relevance of the Incredible Years Programmes in Aotearoa/New Zealand

 

Since The Incredible Years® began to be delivered in Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori have worked with the founder, Carolyn Webster-Stratton, to locate the ethical practices embodied in The Incredible Years® within te ao Māori.

 

Guided by our special connection to whenua and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Incredible Years® in Aotearoa New Zealand became known as Ngā Tau Mīharo.

Ministry of Education Resources

The information on this page was sourced from the following link sites - click the links for further information.

Ngā Tau Mīharo - Practice guidelines for group leaders and managers

Incredible Years Parent / Welcome 



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Ngā Tau Mīharo Incredible Years Programmes
in Ngā Manu Āwhina Cluster 8
 

We offer two of the IY programmes for cluster teachers and teacher aides.

Incredible years Teacher programmE®

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 4-8.

 

Six full-day sessions each month with a follow-up session three months later.  We offer this programme for teachers of Years 1-8 students as we have found that the strategies covered are relevant across the year levels.

Kaiako attend 6 full day workshops, they learn with and from others strategies for:

• building positive relationships with and in tamariki/mokopuna

• proactively preventing problems

• attention, encouragement and praise

• motivating through incentives

• increasing the behaviours that are helpful to learning

• social skills, empathy and problem-solving.

 

What you need to know

 

Venue 

Royal Oak Primary School in the RTLB meeting room (Crown Street).

 

Catering

All sessions are fully catered.  Make sure you inform Group Leaders of dietary requirements.

 

Funding

The Ministry of Education contributes $1,000.00 for each attending teacher.  This is payable after completion of the second session. 

 

Commitment

Pre-visits occur prior to the programme start.  Group leaders visit participants at their school to whakawhanaungatanga, fill in paperwork and gain consent from participants and school leaders.  

Target Student: each teacher will have a student in mind and develop a behaviour plan for them.  We encourage teachers to inform parents of this.

 

Support visits will occur at least twice during the programme.  Group leaders visit teachers in their school setting to provide individualised support in using the strategies they are learning about.

 

Certificates

Certificates are awarded upon completion of all six sessions.

 

Registration

We invite expressions of interest and run a waiting list. Please email Wendy with the name, year level and email of your Kaiako.

Incredible years AUTISM
Teacher programmE®

For kaiako of tamariki/mokopuna aged 2-5. 

 

The focus is on neurodiverse children who are on the autism spectrum or children with language delays who are 3-5 years old. Each teacher will have a target student in mind for the workshops.  Teachers who have already completed the Incredible Years Teacher Programme are given priority.

Maximum of 10 teachers per programme.

 

Six half-day sessions held fortnightly covering three main topics.

  • Promoting Language Development

  • Promoting Social Interactions

  • Promoting Emotional Literacy and Self-Regulation

 

Kaiako learn with and from others' strategies for:

  • engaging and playing with tamariki/mokopuna on their level

  • supporting language development in tamariki/mokopuna

  • encouraging their emotional self-regulation

  • supporting their social and communication skills

  • growing empathy

 

 What you need to know

 

 Venue 

 Royal Oak Primary School in the RTLB meeting room (Crown Street).

 

Catering

All sessions are fully catered.  Make sure you inform Group Leaders of dietary requirements.

 

Funding

The Ministry of Education contributes $900.00 for each attending teacher.  This is payable after completion of the second session. 

 

Commitment

Pre-visits occur prior to the programme start.  Group leaders visit participants at their school to whakawhanaungatanga, and discuss the Target Student. Each teacher will have a student in mind as they develop plans for them.  We encourage teachers to inform parents of this.

 

Support visits will occur at least twice during the programme.  Group leaders visit teachers in their school setting to provide individualised support in using the strategies they are learning about.

 

Certificates

Certificates are awarded upon completion of all six sessions.

 

Registration

Click here to register and include "Cluster 8" next to the teacher's name. 

 
Incredible years parent programmes®

Ngā Manu Āwhina Cluster 8 does not currently offer the Parent programmes however, you can enquire about these from the following organisatitions: 

 

Ministry of Education

Angela Xu

Angela.Xu@education.govt.nz

 

Ministry of Education Autism programme for parents

Kiri Knowles

Kiri.Knowles@education.govt.nz

 

Asian Family Services

0800 862 342

 

Barnados

Marianne Riley    

Marianne.Riley@barnardos.org.nz

0800 227 627

 

Hear Our Story

Offers programmes for both kaiako and whanau with a Pacific Nations focus.

Contacts: Russell Sua, Donna Southworth, Susie Talimalo-Ikihele

Hearourstory3@gmail.com

Russell Sua 021 225 3036

 

More detailed information can be found on the links below.

 

For any further questions please email:

Wendy RTLB Ngā Manu Awhina Cluster 8 Incredible Years Co-ordinator

wendy@rtlbcluster8.ac.nz

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What our participants have said...

2023

“The IYA course surpassed my expectations! I found it to be a supportive space to reflect on my pedagogy with ideas for resources and ways to structure learning. The reading and videos were confirming and consolidating. Thank you Wendy, Sarah and Cynthia for your wealth of knowledge.”

Vicki

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