Our School Counsellor is Pauline Dickinson. Pauline works out of our school every Monday, and has a private practise based out of Matarangi. Pauline has an extensive background in counselling and various research projects in Mental Health. Students can self-refer or be referred for an initial consultation.
We have a Youth Intact practictioner attached to our school who can come in to help & support students & their whānau with Drug and Alcohol issues. Students can self-refer or be referred for an initial informal meeting through our Learning Support Team.
Introducing Zeeka. She is our Therapy and Reading Dog. Zeeka is currently based in Room 4 with Whaea Claire & her Year 3 & 4 students. For more information about Zeeka & her role at our school email her owner & trainer.
Our teacher in charge of Learning Support & Special Needs is Ben Kennedy. Ben supports staff & whānau with the identification of children with special educational needs. He then liaises with other providers, outside agencies, educational psychologists and external agencies, to get the support that is required.
Through the Waikato District Health Board, Community Oral Health provides oral health services for eligible children residing in the Waikato District. Oral health care providers will visit our school regularly to conduct dental checks on all Year 1 to 8 students. Whānau will be notified when these visits will take place.
Our sickbay is located in the Administration block at the front of the school, near the School Office. Administration staff all have current Basic First Aid Certificates & can administer basic treatments & medication. All medication is kept under lock and key. All allergies &/or illnesses must be made known to office staff.