A guidance counsellor sees students about any difficulties they may be having (not just those listed in "Trippin"). They help you explore the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that you are experiencing and assist you to understand them. Helping students to plan and set goals in order to overcome these hassles is also a big part of what they do. If necessary a school guidance counsellor can connect you with other people who can also help (eg. other counsellors, health clinics, or people from your local community etc).

Your school guidance counsellor won't tell anybody else what it is that you are seeing them about (not unless they are really worried about your safety or you say they can). If you've got some heavy stuff going on and you aren't sure what you should do, your school guidance counsellor would be a good place to start. Click on the name of your school for information about how to get hold of your school's guidance counsellor.

 

 

 

The Guidance Counsellor at FDMC is Ms Carol Land. Ms Land helps students in lots of different ways (see the description of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Ms Land's office is currently in the Careers Centre, between Rms 17 and 18 in the Courtyard. There are heaps of different ways that you can make contact with her including:

Hawera High School has two Guidance Counsellors, Mrs Chris Hilford and Mrs Megan Wereta. They can help students in lots of different ways (see the summary of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Their offices are located in the Dixon Block. The best way to get to see them is by leaving a message at the school office saying that you want them to give you an appointment time. You can either do this yourself or get your parents/caregiver to do it for you. They will then get back to you to let you know when they can see you.

The Guidance Counsellor at Inglewood High is Ms Wendy Payne. Ms Payne helps students in lots of different ways (see the summary of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Ms Payne's office is located in the Transition Suite near the school hall. There are heaps of different ways that you can arrange to see her including:

 

The Guidance Counsellor at NPBHS is Mr Bill Geange. Mr Geange helps students in lots of different ways (see the summary of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Mr Geange is based on the ground floor of the Cramond Wing (in the pink rooms at the end of the hall). There are heaps of ways that you can get in touch with him, these include:

NPGHS has two Guidance Counsellors Ms Yvonne van Lent & Mrs Jan Finnigan. Ms Van Lent and Mrs Finnigan help students in lots of different ways (see the description of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Their offices are located in the Guidance Area, which is at the Northgate end of "B" Block, on the ground floor. If you want to see them, there are heaps of ways you can go about it, including:

The Guidance Counsellor at Coastal Taranaki School is Mrs Tash Kruger. Mrs Kruger helps students in lots of different ways (see the description of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Mrs Kruger's office is in the administration block. If you want to see her you can:

 

The Guidance Counsellor at Opunake High is Mr Simon Reid. Mr Reid helps students in lots of different ways (see the description of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Mr Reids office is located in the schools administration block, just past the staff room. There are heaps of different ways that you can get to see him including:

If it's urgent and he has somebody with him you can either slip a note under the door or get the office to call him for you. You can even get a friend, family member or another member of staff to set up an appointment for you.

 

There is currently no Guidance Counsellor at Patea High School.

 

The Guidance Counsellor at Sacred Heart is Mrs Vivienne Zsigovits (also known as Mrs Z). Mrs Z helps students in lots of different ways (see the summary of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Her office is at the end of the corridor by the language room in Room 108.There are heaps of different ways that you can organise to see her, including:

Mrs Z says "you can bring any problem to me and if I'm not able to help I can put you in touch with someone who can".

The Guidance Counsellor'sr at Spotswood College are Juliet Lewis & Nigel Colless.They both help students in lots of different ways (see the description of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Their office can be found at the far end of the administration block. There are heaps of different ways that you can get in touch with him, including:

 

The Guidance Counsellor at St Mary's is Fiona Perrett. Mrs Perrett helps students in lots of different ways (see the summary of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). If you want to see Mrs Perrett you must go to the main office and make an appointment as she is only available a couple of nights a week.

The Guidance Counsellor at Stratford High is Ms Toni Butler. Ms Butler helps students in lots of different ways (see the summary of what a Guidance Counsellor does on the previous page). Ms Butler's office is located in the student services area. If you want to make an appointment just go to her office. If the door is closed then she is probably busy with another student so you should come back at interval or lunchtime. If it's really urgent she is cool with you sliding a note under the door. You can make contact with her yourself or if you prefer, you can get a friend, teacher or family member to make one for you.

 

The Guidance Counsellor at Waitara High is Mrs Rhona Shaw. Mrs Shaw helps students in lots of different ways (see the summary of what a guidance counsellor does on the previous page). Mrs Shaw's office is located in the hallway near the main office. There are heaps of different ways that you can get to see including:

 

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