Health & Guidance Services



Students succeed best when they feel supported and nurtured. The teenage years can present a number of challenges and be overwhelming for students at the time and it is important that we are able to not only support student’s academic well-being but also their physical, emotional and mental well-being as well.

At the College, we have a number of staff and services that are there to provide assistance to students and whanau.

Counselling support:


Confidential support (unless there is a serious or imminent risk to safety) is available through our Whare Hauora.

  • Difficulties at home/school
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying
  • Abuse
  • Loss and Grief
  • Anxiety
  • To make better-informed decisions
  • Support in problem-solving and finding resolutions
  • Feeling lost
  • Depression or suicidal thought
  • Managing anger
  • Stress
  • Support offered may be by:


Seeing  you on your own or with support people

  • Giving  you information
  • Providing  referrals for specific help
  • Acting  on your behalf with your consent
  • Facilitating mediations to resolve conflict


Medical centre


The school has a fully-qualified nurse on site for 4 days a week. The nurse is able to administer basic first aid and is also able to assist with specific medical needs and concerns of students. The Nurse is able to make referrals to specialist medical providers and is also able to conduct HEEADSS assessments:  Click here

We work in partnership with a number of external agencies to ensure that a comprehensive service is provided that best meets the needs of the young person.

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