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Submitted by P Short on

This is a really valuable discussion to be having. Here in New Zealand we emphasise a student-centric approach to learning from early childhood through to upper secondary that aims to combine academic excellence with the socioemotional skills. We have diverse programmes wrapped under an umbrella called 'Wellbeing' which support young people in a holistic way to learn about how to be honest, tolerant members of society, how to communicate well and and be confident in any social or work situation. NZ is an increasingly multicultural country with all the world's nationalities and faiths represented. It's vital to our social and economic development as a peaceful society that all our young people are taught these skills to be employable and controbuting members of our communities.