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Guidance Counselling

 

At Rangiora High School we have four qualified counsellors serving our school community. Tony Jones, Kirsty Newberry, Kay Henson and Allen Pyke are all registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Tony, Kay and Allen are also qualified and registered teachers. 

 

We abide by the Code of Ethics of the NZAC which means that confidentiality is maintained unless there is an imminent risk to safety.

 

We are passionate about maintaining our students’ right to free and confidential counselling and guidance. We aim to work collaboratively within our strong pastoral team, helping students work toward reducing any barriers to their academic progress while also supporting them to develop skills to better manage their hauora. We work closely with our wonderful Student Support Team, Health Clinic Nurse (Chanel Kent) and wider pastoral network, when appropriate, to provide a holistic model of wellbeing.

 

Guidance Department hours are 8.30am - 3.00pm

 

If there is a need for urgent support outside of these hours please see the “After Hours Support” information further down this page.

 

Common challenges we are able to support students with include:

 

Abuse

Advocacy

Anxiety

Bullying & Harassment

Creating Change

Depression / Low Mood

Drugs & Alcohol

Emotional Regulation

Friendships

Goal Setting

Holistic Well-being

Identity

Loss & Grief

Relationships

Resilience Building

Self Esteem

Sexuality

Trauma

 

While supporting students is our primary focus we also work alongside school staff and whanau to ensure students’ wellbeing needs are met. When required, we liaise with external agencies who might provide additional support to students and their whanau.

 

Requesting An Appointment:

 

We encourage students to self refer. When caregivers, friends and school staff feel a student has a counselling need and would like to request an appointment for them, it is our hope that, whenever possible, the student is consulted and involved in this process. 

 

Guidance staff welcome a call or email from anyone with concern for a student and unsure how to help them navigate the counselling process. 

 

We now receive all requests for appointments via email. To request an appointment, students can head to the Student Tautoko Hub and complete the form accessed there.

 

OUR TEAM:

 

Tony Jones

Head of Guidance

Full-time: Monday to Friday

jna@rangiorahigh.school.nz

03 3118888 extension: 2625

 

Kirsty Newberry

Guidance Counsellor

Full-time: Monday to Friday

nwk@rangiorahigh.school.nz

03 3118888 extension: 2214

 

Kay Henson

Guidance Counsellor

Part-time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

hnk@rangiorahigh.school.nz

03 3118888 extension: 2210

 

Allen Pyke

Guidance Counsellor

Part-time: Monday, Tuesday

pyarangiorahigh.school.nz

03 3118888 extension: 2210

 

Tania McLaughlan

Guidance Office  / Administration

Part-time: Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 10.30am

 

Helpful Websites:

 

After Hours Support

Youthline

Whats Up

Kidsline

Lifeline

7Cups

Need To Talk: Free call or text 1737

Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865

 

Alcohol & Drugs

Drug Foundation

New Zealand Police

 

Anger

Anger Management

Mental Health Foundation

 

Anxiety

How Breathing Effects Feelings

Vicious Cycle of Anxiety

Anxiety Trust

The Smiling Mind

 

Concentration Help

Concentration Tips

Concentration Help

 

Concern for Student’s Welfare

Oranga Tamariki

 

Cyber Safety

Netsafe

 

Depression / Sadness

The Low Down

Depression Help

Affirmations

Sparx

 

Eating Disorders

EDANZ

 

Family Violence

Are You OK?

Women's Refuge

Shine Helpline

 

Sexuality

Rainbow Youth

Inside Out

 

Stress Reduction

Relaxation Exercises

Physiology of Stress

Managing Stress

Healthline Mindfulness App

 

Parent Support / Resources

Yellow Brick Road

Hearts and Minds

Parent Help Line 24/7

Family Services

Strengthening Families

Dealing with Teenagers

School and Education for Teenagers

Teenagers and Technology

Teenagers and Their Brains

The Changing Bodies of Teenagers

Variety NZ (KIWI kids financial support for disadvantaged families)

Triple P Parenting Programs for teens

 

Trouble Sleeping

I Just Can’t Sleep

Sleep Diary

Better Sleep

 

Study Help

Making A Good Study Space

Goal Setting

Study Tips

Study Plan Template

 

ADHD / ADD

ADHD or ADD

Additude

Inflow App

T: +64 3 311 8888

F: +64 3 313 8005

admin@rangiorahigh.school.nz 

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Rangiora 7400

New Zealand

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