Student Services Team
Tuia i runga
Tuia i raro
Tuia i waho
Tuia i roto
Tuia i te here tangata
That it be woven above
As it is below
As it is within
Interwoven within the threads of humanity
The Student Services Centre is a place that resounds with the stories of courage and hope. It is a safe and confidential space where students are able to share their concerns, worries, hopes and dreams with a counsellor and are empowered to find ways to meet challenges, make informed decisions and discover their preferred ways of being in the world.
Students are offered the opportunity to receive counselling support from two fulltime counsellors. This is a professional confidential service. Our dedicated Student Services Centre also provides the services of an on-site school nurse and clinics for a doctor, physiotherapist and sexual health nurse. A Chaplain is also available.
STUDENT GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
Counsellors: Mrs Angela Barr
Location: Student Service Centre
Counselling is for anyone who wants to talk to someone about dealing with life’s challenges or who wants to make changes to some part of their life.
It is unusual to go through life without sometimes feeling a problem or concern has become too big to handle alone. Choosing to come to counselling may mean you are already on your way to coping with the difficulty.
The heart of this service centres on a respectful, caring and positive relationship. The intent of the counselling support is to provide pathways by which a young person and their family can make the changes they want to make.
You have the right to choose whether you see the counsellor alone, with a friend, or with members of your family.
What you tell us is confidential.
We do not tell anyone without your permission unless we are seriously concerned for your safety, or the safety of others; even then we will tell you about our concern and discuss the situation with you.
We believe that the choice to come to counselling is yours. If someone is concerned about you , they may ask you to see us, but the choice to be involved in counselling is yours.
We believe that although many problems are universal, different cultures have different ideas about how they can be solved.
We will try to see things from your point of view.
If you would prefer, we will help you find someone from your own culture you can talk to.
We are able to refer you and your family to skilled counsellors and community agencies if it is appropriate.
We work within the guidelines of the Code of Ethics of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
Careers Specialist: Mrs Robyn Cannell
Location: Next to the Library
Our full-time Careers Specialist coordinates a programme for Year 9 through to Year 13. Individual appointments are available for students and parents.
Students have access to comprehensive text and web-based resources, ensuring up-to-date information on career options and training pathways. Students are supported to make well informed career decisions and successfully self-manage their life, learning and work. We have strong relationships with tertiary providers, the armed forces and local employers, providing a broad range of career exploration opportunities.
You may want to see the careers specialist if:
you don’t know what you want to do when you leave school
you want specific information about a job or career and you don’t know where to get that information
you want to leave school but don’t know what options you have
you want to find out what school subjects to take for a particular job
you want help in arranging a visit to a Polytech or training scheme
Location: Student Service Centre
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
8:30am - 3:00pm
For all general health needs
A doctor is available every Tuesday 12:15pm - 1:15pm
A physiotherapist is available every Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00am
Sexual Health Nurse
A nurse is available every Thursday 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Appointments for all of these services can be made through the School Nurse.
These is a confidential Health Service.
Jocelyn Foster is available Tuesday lunchtimes in the Student Services centre.