The primary principle of the College Charter states that:
"The needs of the children and their learning shall be paramount."
To allow this to occur a pastoral care system is required in order that the needs of the children are identified clearly and that they are able to take their opportunity to learn. Every teacher has a pastoral role, especially the Form Teacher who has a regular involvement with students. In addition there are specialists in student welfare who collectively make up the Guidance System in the College.
Student Liaison Counsellors are the fulltime people responsible for helping students fulfil their potential, both in learning and in relating to their fellow students. They help students reassess situations, look for alternatives and develop new skills and strategies. The counsellors are Mr Brian Ebbett and Mrs Jo Wallace - Boyd .
Academic Tutors are responsible for the academic progress of a complete form level. They help students select courses and deal with problems in classwork and study. There is a Tutor at every level.
The Academic Tutors for 2012 are:
Year 09 Mr B. Smith and Ms M. Rench
Year 10 Mr G.Hyett
Year 11 Mr I. Gernhoefer
Year 12 Ms A. Ibbitson
Year 13 Mr H. Forbes
Accelerate Students Mr H. Forbes
Maori Achievement Mentor Mr P. Durie
A specialist role is that of the Careers Tutor who teaches careers courses at all levels- Mr H Meys.
Deans and Deputy Principals all deal with classroom and behavioural problems. They establish the cause of such difficulties and help the student overcome them.
The Deans for 2012 are:
Year 09 Mr L. Gemming
Year 10 Mr J. Baker
Year 11 Mr M Akkerman
Year 12 Mr K. Crawford
Year 13 Mr D. Galvan
Pasifika Mr C. Williams
Assistant Principal- Student Management: Mr L. Watson
The Resource Teacher Learning & Behaviour also works with students to overcome behavioural and learning problems. Guidance staff members contact details can be found in the staff section of our website.