Guidance Counsellor - Fiona Heiwari
The School Guidance Counsellor is available to any student requiring individual or group counselling. She is there to support students with identity development, enhance their resiliency skills, and develop the resources to manage their relationships with others. The Guidance Counsellor advocates for students and networks with outside agencies, staff, family and community.
Guidance and Counselling is talking about problems or behaviours so there is a future outcome that is better. We seek to empower the students to develop their coping skills and make positive changes in their lives. We have the expertise to help you here at Bream Bay College with our trained Whanau Teachers, Guidance Counsellor, Deans, House Leaders, Deputy Principals and the Principal.
- RTLB - Bruce Ashton
- Gateway Coordinator - Gina D’ath
- Careers - Sandra Hayward
- Youth Nurse - in Student Centre Tuesdays and Thursdays. Just turn up or you can text Kim on 021 574 728 to make an appointment
- Rubicon Drug and Alcohol Counsellor - in Student Centre Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- Te Roopu Kimiora (Adolescent Mental Health)
They are all trained and qualified experts in their field. They are good listeners and will help students find answers and solutions.
Drug and Alcohol Counselling
A qualified, experienced Youth Drug & Alcohol Counsellor from our community is currently working under the Reducing Suspension Scheme at Bream Bay College. She is working with students who are enrolled on the Rubicon Contract and is developing role model/mentoring with our students. She is also available for individual counselling once a week, and self-referral is encouraged.
Public Health Nurse
The Public Health Nurse is available to students weekly. Self-referral is encouraged and staff can also refer students for any health related matter.
The Whanau System at Bream Bay College is a vertical structure which is administrative, academic counselling and a pastoral network. This aims to provide a supportive environment for all students and staff and to provide interaction between all students.
Deans are appointed to each House to take responsibility for the pastoral and often educational needs of students. The Deans meet with the Pastoral Care team to discuss systems and student needs.
This has been introduced for students who have been apprehended under the influence or in possession of drugs at school. Students and their families are invited to sign the three-way contract with the school and the police to avoid suspension. It includes counselling and random urine testing.
Health Curriculum delivery
The DARE programme is delivered by the Police at year 7 & 8. Health is delivered to year 9 students in a 12 week course and we offer Jumbo Health Days throughout the year for year 10 to 13 students.