Guidance Network

ALL teachers are expected to be GUIDANCE TEACHERS. 

CLASSROOM TEACHERS are responsible for the guidance of all students in their particular subject area.  To guide students in their academic progress all teachers must achieve good discipline so that the classroom is a place where students can work quietly and happily, in a well ordered way, and make the best progress possible. 

FORM TEACHERS are expected to keep a general eye on the total progress of all students in their form group, and in particular on important aspects of the social and emotional adjustment of each student. They are the first point of contact where any problems arise. 

For advice on academic matters, teaching material and methods as well as behaviour issues within their department, the HEAD OF DEPARTMENT should be consulted. 

YEAR LEVEL DEANS are responsible for and have oversight of all matters pertaining to their year level. 

KAIARAHI MAORI has oversight of all matters pertaining to Maori students and works closely with the year level deans and counsellor.

The INTERNATIONAL DEAN is responsible for all matters pertaining to international students (Fee Payers and Exchange only).

The CAREERS ADVISOR assists with career planning and accepts referrals from students, parents and staff.

The GUIDANCE TEACHER assists the deans and counsellor and has oversight of attendance, truancy and alternative education. She also liaises closely with the HOD Learning Support.

A DEPUTY PRINCIPAL has oversight of the guidance network, and works closely with the Guidance Counsellor who is Head of Department and manages the guidance team.

GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR manages the Guidance Team of Deans, Guidance Teacher, Youth Worker and Guidance Secretary and co-ordinates their activities. She liaises with the DP with oversight of guidance and the Principal and is a member of the extended management team.

THE SOCIAL WORKER accepts referrals from Year 9, 10, 11 Deans in consultation with the Guidance Counsellor and Guidance Teacher. The Youth Worker's brief is to provide regular and ongoing support to a finite number of students and their families where the young person is at risk of disengagement from school.