Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Counselling available to all students 

At Tokomairiro High School, we understand that wellbeing plays a key role in a child’s success. Due to this, we have a full-time counsellor available to work with students and their whānau around their mental and emotional wellbeing needs. This is an easily accessible and completely confidential service. Students can be referred to the counsellor by parents, teachers and the student themselves. The counsellor has a range of roles but their main focus is on supporting students with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Counselling at Tokomairiro High School offers:

  • Mental and emotional support
  • Financial assistance
  • Stress management
  • Student advocacy
  • External referrals

If you have any concerns about a young person at Tokomairiro High School, please get in touch with the counsellor directly. This can often be done without disclosing where the information has come from.

We also have a strong guidance and pastoral care network to support our students. Our aim is to make the school a safe place, where students and staff feel valued and are able to reach their full potential.

The foundation of our Pastoral Care Network is the House Group Teacher, reinforced by the Deans and Guidance Counsellor.

Peer Support Program at Tokomairiro High School 

Valuable interaction and formal support are provided through the Peer Support Programme where our Year 13 students are trained and operate independently with Year 7 students.  These programmes greatly enhance a caring atmosphere where students interact positively with each other.  For the senior students, such opportunities also provide leadership and responsibility training.

For further support, our wellness clinic is available weekly, operated by the District Health Nurse.