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. Mary-Ellen McGarry, Jill Coles, Eugene Davis and Regina Rodewald 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 whanau to them if specialist expertise is appropriate.