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Guidance Counselling


At Rangiora High School we have two qualified counsellors serving our school community. Tony Jones and Kay Henson are registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. Elise Brambley works as Positive Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator. Tony, Kay and Elise 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:





Bullying & Harassment

Creating Change

Depression / Low Mood

Drugs & Alcohol

Emotional Regulation


Goal Setting

Holistic Well-being


Loss & Grief


Resilience Building

Self Esteem




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.




Tony Jones

Head of Guidance

Full-time: Monday to Friday


03 3118888 extension: 2625

Kay Henson

Guidance Counsellor

Part-time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


03 3118888 extension: 2210

Elise Brambley

Positive Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Full-time: Monday to Friday


03 3118888 extension:  


Helpful Websites:


After Hours Support

Alcohol & Drugs


Concentration Help

Concern for Student’s Welfare

Cyber Safety

Depression / Sadness

Eating Disorders

Family Violence


Stress Reduction

Parent Support / Resources

Trouble Sleeping

Study Help


T: +64 3 311 8888

F: +64 3 313 8005


East Belt

Rangiora 7400

New Zealand

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