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A'ilat (Whānau _ Family)

A'ilat (Whānau/Family)

Arabic (Te Reo Māori / English)

Being a parent is a beautiful blessing from Allah, but it can also be really exhausting – especially if you are raising children in a different environment than the one you were raised in. It can become easy to second guess yourself as a parent and question whether you are getting things  right. It can also feel difficult to find time to focus on your own wellbeing and social life, which can leave you feeling disconnected and lonely. We recognise that many families in the Muslim community of Ōtautahi (Christchurch) may not have extended family or community support.  

Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi aims to provide opportunities for parents to connect and socialise, provide spaces for parents to share stories and discuss challenges, and facilitate programmes for parents to learn additional wellbeing and parenting tools.  

We know it takes a village to raise a child, we want to ensure our village is connected. 

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Useful Resources

Useful Resources

Plunketline 24/7

Plunket nurse health concerns for 0-5 years old. 24 hours.

0800 933 922

Manu Ka Rere

(Formally known as Community Youth Mental Health Service)

A free service for young people aged 13-24 who are seeking support with their wellbeing. We offer face to face counselling sessions, group work therapy, education and other activities.

03 281 7616

School Counsellors (High School)

Helping students to explore their difficulties and concerns, and to develop their capabilities and resilience within the high school space. Contact via locally attended high school. School Contacts: Principal, Deputy Principal, Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Year Dean, Youth Worker. Contact via locally attended primary, intermediate or high school 

An-Noor Childcare Centre

Education and care for Muslim and non Muslim children. The curriculum is based on Te Whāriki, the early childhood. Additional Optional Services: one-to-one weekly pre-writing, pre-reading, math, Arabic and Qura’n lessons. Door to door pick-up and drop-off service curriculum, and Islamic beliefs. It is informed by assessment, planning and evaluation, that demonstrates an understanding of children’s learning, their interests, whānau and life context. one-to-one weekly pre-writing, pre-reading, math, Arabic and Qura’n lessons. Door to door pick-up and drop-off service.5 and under English, Arabic and Te Reo Maori. Open: 8.15am- 5pm Monday-Friday, with holiday programmes available for older children to support our families (dependant on demand)We are able to accommodate both pricing plan enrolments set on minimum hours, as well as per hour bookings to allow flexibility with days and hours.


48 Springs Road, Hornby, Christchurch 8042

General resources can be found on our Resources page.


If you have any resource suggestions, we'd love for you to Contact Us!

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