Poipoia te kākano kia puawai
Nuture the seed and it will blossom


At Zion Studios, we want to make the most of our opportunities to positively invest in the lives of young people and 22627808_1128762393921637_1021221412_nour community.  We have developed a range of internal programmes that stand along-side our hip hop dance tuition that are designed to build a variety of life-skills, work-skills, a strong sense of self and personal identity, and develop resilience and general well-being.  We foster strength-based leadership and development in staff and students, building enduring relationships and a whanau vibe.

To this end, we proactively incorporate aspects of a well-known and respected social work/youth work model; Te Whare Tapa Wha in our programmes.  Te Whare Tapa Wha is based on the four pillars of the wharenui (meeting house).  Just as each corner of the house must be strong and balanced to hold its structure, each dimension of well-being must be balanced for good health to exist. This philosophy may be used to approach all areas of wellness in life.

The four aspects of Te Whare Tapa Wha are; taha tinana (physical health), taha whanau (family and relationships), taha wairua (spirituality) and taha hinengaro (mental health).

Below are links to our current internal development programmes: