GUIDANCE COUNSELLING & HEALTH CLINIC
Hillcrest High has a whole school approach to student wellbeing, so every student and adult has a responsibility to care for each other.
The Pastoral care system includes Teachers, Deans, Nurses, Senior Leaders and Guidance Counsellors.
HHS has four counsellors who are professionally trained members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, to support students, families and staff. The counsellors work professionally and ethically under the NZAC Code of Ethics. The team works closely with other staff. Our aim is to support students to achieve their personal best academically, emotionally and socially. Counsellors advocate for those who are disempowered. They also offer mediation and restorative meetings.
The counsellors have strong links with agencies in our wider community and are able to guide students and whaanau to them if specialist expertise is appropriate.
Why see a Counsellor?
There are always times in your life when things happen and you are not sure what to do. At times like this it can help to talk to someone else. As counsellors we are trained to support you to explore any issue or concern to find new ideas or ways of coping to develop resilience and empowerment.
In counselling you can talk in a safe non-judgemental place with someone who supports you. A counsellor is someone who listens carefully and assists you to explore and think about things differently to help discover new perspectives, ideas and choices. Even if you are not sure how, or where to start talking we are trained to help with that.
It can help you:
Book an Appointment
To make an appointment you can email the counsellors or talk to a teacher or Dean about seeing the counsellor.
The Health Clinic is staffed by two registered nurses who share the provision of health services during school hours. The clinic is available for students who require acute medical treatment for accidents and injuries that happen at school, and for those who would like health information.
Students are expected to access the clinic during intervals and lunch unless it’s an emergency. A pass from the student’s teacher is required if they need to go to the clinic during class time. In addition, there is a doctor available for students one afternoon a week, and a physiotherapist three days a week.