Counselling & Support

Our Guidance Counsellor is Cameron Dickson. He also has a group of other support people who work with him. These include Renda Warner and Melissa Daly, who are our Youth Workers. To see any of these people or one of the other counsellors, please make an appointment at Student Services.

The Guidance Counsellors at Green Bay High School provide support and counselling to students. This can be as individuals or in groups with specific needs. Students wanting to see a counsellor must make an appointment through Student Services.

Our School Nurse and Doctor are also available on Monday and Thursday. (Appointments can be made through Student Services).

The (2016) Deans are:
Year 9: 
Sam Knowles ext 245
Year 10: Logan Gillard ext 221
Year 11: Leah Stewart ext 218
Year 12: Chris Jordon ext 211
Year 13: Rhonda Leabourn ext 209

Their offices are located in the Administration block, and you can make an appointment to see your dean at Student Services. Julie Southey (Student Services) can also provide you with the names of the student leaders and other students who may be able to offer you support and guidance.

Our school counsellor is Cameron Dickson, we also have visiting counsellors who are available at specific times during the week.

How do you see a counsellor?

–          See Julie or Clare at Student Services to book an appointment.

–          Sometimes the counsellor will see you because you have been referred by a teacher, a friend, a parent or a staff member.

–          It may be possible to see a counsellor immediately if urgent. Ask your teacher to give you a note to leave class. You must report to Julie or Clare.

–          If you would like to find out more about the counselling services available at Green Bay High School, please speak to Cameron.

 

Making an appointment

–          You will receive a note to leave class to see the counsellor at the time of your appointment.

–          Your appointment time will vary according to need.

–          Your attendance will be recorded.

–          You will see only one counsellor for all of your counselling needs.

–          What is discussed is private and confidential.*

 

* All counsellors are legally required to discuss aspects of their work with other counsellors.

* If, what you disclose to a counsellor indicates that you are seriously at risk, either from self harm or from being harmed by someone else, or if you are at risk of harming someone else, other people will need to be involved about the situation. This will be discussed with you first.

 

SCHOOL HEALTH CENTRE

If you are feeling unwell, you need to report to your teacher, and ask permission to attend the health centre.

The school office will if required, contact your parent or guardian.

Students are asked not to do this themselves.

The school does not:

–              give out medication to students

–              treat injuries or renew dressings to injuries, which have happened at home or out of school

–              provide day care for students who should have not come to school in the first place.

If you have been involved in an accident at school, it must be reported to the office as soon as possible.

 

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Students can access our school physiotherapist each Tuesday and Thursday.

Making an appointment

–          See Julie or Clare at Student Services to book an appointment.

–          You will receive a note to leave class to see the physiotherapist at the time of your appointment.

–          The physio will speak with you about the service.

–          Your attendance will be recorded.

–          Your appointments are private and confidential.

 

DENTIST

Students can access the services of Lumino The Dentists.  Lumino bring their mobile clinic to Green Bay High School annually, and see all students who have enrolled to use the service. It is free, and available to all our students.

How to enrol

–          See Julie or Clare in Student Services for the enrolment form and instructions.

Making an appointment

–          If you are enrolled in the service you will have an appointment organised for you.

–          You will receive a note to leave class to visit the clinic at the time of your appointment.

–          Your attendance will be recorded.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

Students can access the services of the Public Health Nurse.

Making an appointment

–          See Julie or Clare at Student Services to book an appointment.

–          You will receive a note to leave class to see the nurse at the time of your appointment.

–          Your attendance will be recorded.

–          Your appointments are private and confidential.

 

Helpful Resources – Services and Agencies working with high schools

Most of these services can be accessed 24/7 by families and caregivers who have any concerns or worries.

Child, Youth and Family www.cyf.govt.nz
Life Wise – Family Services www.lifewise.org.nz 
Family Works – www.familyworks.org.nz 
Healthwest – Health services for children and adolescents www.healthwest.co.nz 
Waitakere Abuse and Trauma Counselling Servicwww.abusehelp.org.nz 
CADS – Altered High Youth Service – Alcohol and Drug www.cads.org.nz 
Odyssey House Assessment and Admission Centre www.odyssey.org.nz 
Changeworks – Counselling services and programmes for young men and young women www.changeworks.org 
Marinoto North – Adolescent Mental Health Service www.waitematadhb.govt.nz 
Youthline – Counselling services for young people www.youthline.co.nz 
Rainbow Youth – Sexual orientation and gender identity support and education www.rainbowyouth.org.nz 
Family Planning Associatiowww.fpanz.org.nz
Eating Difficulties Education Network – counselling and support for young people around food/body image www.eden.org.nz
Youth Horizons – Youth Transition and Support Service www.youthhorizons.org.nz
SPELD -Assessment and Tutoring for students with Specific Learning Needs www.speld.org.nz
Toughlove – Suppor and Education programme for parents and families experiencing teenage behaviour issues www.toughlove.org.nz
Clayburn House – Family and Individual Counselling and Therapy www.clayburnhouse.co.nz
Walsh Trust – Supported employment and skills training programmes www.walsh.org.nz