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2018 Annual Report

Iosis Annual Report 2018

Our 2018 Annual Report has been published and provides a summary of our milestones, outcomes and the people we’ve helped during the year.

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A great day at the Manurewa Expo

Last Thursday, Iosis joined with other community groups at the 2018 Manurewa Community Expo. Held at the Southmall Shopping Centre, We were able to share with shoppers and visitors to the Expo what we do and how we help families in the local community. We gave out lots of brochures, did a lot of talking…

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Meal planning is a great stress buster!

Planning ahead the meals for the week is a great stress relief and makes shopping on a budget much easier to achieve. You can use this handy template to get started and look out for our nutritious and affordable recipes. Download meal planner      

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Knitting for good

For over 10 years the knitting group at Bupa Erin Park retirement village has supported local charities and last month it was Iosis’s turn to benefit from their work. The group produced a wonderful array of beanies, booties, cardigans and jumpers for the children of our Iosis families. Vera and Pat are two of the…

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Tuna Casserole Recipe

This recipe serves 4 Ingredients 2 eggs (optional) 1 tin (425g) tuna or other tinned or fresh fish 1 tin (440g) soup (any flavour) or use packet soup mixed with hot water 1 onion, chopped 1 cup frozen or tinned peas, drained 6 slices bread 1 tbsp margarine 1/2 cup corn (optional) 3 mushrooms, sliced…

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A word from Karen

Karen is a financial mentor at Iosis. She works with many of the men on our programmes. “I work closely with the men and their partners to help them find ways to reduce financial stress,” she tells us. “Financial stress can have a huge impact on relationships. It can really take the pressure off a…

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SWiS: helping students, helping families

Kathy Hori, Social Worker in Schoo

“One of the things that makes me smile as a Social Worker in Schools is being able to make a child’s day. There’s nothing quite like seeing their faces light up when they receive a new pair of shoes and warm rain jacket.” Kathy Hori, Social Worker in Schools. It’s a typical work day for…

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Creating stronger children & stronger families

For most children, school is an exciting place full of endless opportunity. However the reality is that for some students, the potential to achieve is severely limited because their home life is unstable or unsafe. With classes, homework, extracurricular activities, and social expectations, many young children struggle through these years. Marama Hetaraka has been a…

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SWiS programmes: transforming students’ lives

Childs drawing of family holding hands

An important part of the role of SWiS is to equip students with the necessary tools to cope with a range of behavioural issues, both inside and outside the classroom. In the 13 schools in which Iosis operates, each SWiS worker facilitates programmes to help students have more positive experiences at school, including: Seasons of…

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Meet our staff: Karen Smith, Financial Mentor

Iosis partners with Presbyterian Support Northern and the Anglican Trust for Women and Children to provide financial mentoring to families*. Karen is the Financial Mentor at Iosis and works together with families to help them stabilise and improve their financial situation. “Anyone is welcome to engage in financial mentoring,” explains Karen. “Some families are in crisis…

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