Working with students/families/whānau/caregivers:
The guidance area is a resource for students and families/whānau/caregivers, offering both individual and group counselling/support. This work aims to ensure the best educational and social outcomes for our students.
The guidance counsellors work closely with deans, teachers, and administrators with pastoral duties to establish a safe and inclusive climate in the school, free of intolerance, harassment, and bullying. Where appropriate the guidance team work collaboratively with staff to provide a wraparound service which aims to support students throughout their time at New Plymouth Boys High School.
Our trained counsellors can provide:
- A professional and confidential counselling service for students/families/whānau/caregivers.
- Support to families/whānau in times of crisis.
- Information about adolescent development, acknowledging the tensions, challenges, and rewards of living with teenagers.
- Referrals to outside agencies and community-based counselling services.