Our aim is to provide students with a caring environment that helps them in their educational, social and career needs.
The guidance network is an integral part of our school.
Students and parents are welcome to use the school’s counselling services. Parents may contact one of the counsellors if there are home matters which may have a bearing on school performance. Counsellors may contact or visit the home for the welfare of the student.
The counsellors also make referrals to community agencies and maintain a close liaison with Special Education Service, Children and Young Persons Services, Youth Aid, Whanau Support, Whirinaki and other helping agencies.
Pukekohe High School
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Rose Daynes (Monday – Wednesday)
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Teri Elder (Wednesday – Friday)
Along-side guidance we have a Health Centre with Registered Nurse cover from 9:00-3:20 Monday-Friday. The Health Centre is a drop in clinic; no appointment is required, though permission to leave class is essential.
A comprehensive range of services is offered:
- First Aid/Acute illness management.
- Monitoring and management of chronic illness.
- Sexual health support, contraception, STI checks and treatment (note: further sexual health clinics are held in the health centre every Friday – bookings for this clinic are made through the school nursing team).
- Mental health support and referrals.
- Gender health support and referrals.
- Rheumatic Fever/Strep throat/UTI checks and treatment.
- Accredited ACC providers.
- Referrals and liaison with Rainbow Youth, Centre for Youth Health, Whirinaki, Opticians, Audiologists, Dentists, Eating Disorder Specialists, GP’s, Accident and Medical Centres, Oranga Tamariki, Social Workers and other youth focused services.
- Smoking cessation (Accredited Quit Provider).
- Nutrition Advice and support.
- Liaison with pastoral care team.
- Physiotherapy Clinics. Physio Mechanics holds clinics in the school health centre on Mondays and Thursdays. For all bookings please see the school nurse team.
Stymie – Anonymous Concern Reporting
Manaakitanga – We help others if they need it.
This year we begin using Stymie to help students report incidents of concerning behaviour in a safe way. Students will receive expert tuition in how to use this tool to show care for their peers and help those in need. An anonymous report can be made using the following link: