Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing Team: If you or your child needs help, here's who to make contact with:

Year 9 Dean

Alan Harrison
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Year 10 Dean

Tracey Hawkins
Email

Year 11 Dean

Anthony John
Email

Year 12/13 Dean

Aletia Thompson
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School Guidance Counsellor

Ms Emma Gordon

High school can sometimes be a challenge, and students come up against problems or that are tough to face alone. Talking to someone may be able to provide support and extra strategies to help. Counselling is available free for all students at Rangitikei College. The counsellor is there to help with any problems that students may face. These could include stress, feeling low, anger, anxiety, friendship conflicts or relationship issues. The sessions are confidential. We use a collaborative approach, working together to help reach a goal that the student wants to achieve.

To make an appointment to see the counsellor please email Emma Gordon, egordon@rangitikeicollege.school.nz


Careers Advisor

Mr Jamie Sanson

The Careers Adviser is an important role that provides students the opportunity to explore a range of career and study opportunities. We regularly get guest speakers from Universities in NZ, Trade Industries and the NZ Defense. We also pass on information to students about different opportunities that arise and help students to find information on different courses and education providers. At various year levels, there are also opportunities to attend Career Expo's. We also encourage all students to actively engage with the careers corner in the library, and for those students in Year 12 & 13, to be active in the Careers Google Classroom. All Academic Mentoring classes include Careers as a topic, and any student can make an appointment to see Mr Sanson.

For further information on opportunities that Rangitikei College provide for students to explore career and study options, please contact Jamie Sanson careers@rangitikeicollege.school.nz


Public Health Nurse

Donna Thomson our health nurse comes two mornings a week to Rangitikei College. This is a free service and anyone can make an appointment through the guidance counsellor, office or text her directly 021 373 506. The health nurse can provide information and support on a range of health issues including health eating, sexual health and general health concerns. Donna also completes HEEADSSS assessments for Year 9 students.


SUPP

SUPP is a service offered through the Wanganui DHB. They offer support with drug and alcohol addiction and problems through counselling and education. This free service is available at Rangitikei College. You can book an appointment with the SUPP counsellor, Helen, through your Dean or Guidance Counsellor. For more information text 027 222 2231 or email supp@wdhb.org.nz.


Mental Health

We encourage parents and caregivers to regularly check in with your child about how they are doing and the things going on in their lives.

If you or your parents are concerned about your/your child's mental health, please make contact with one of our student wellbeing team.

Helpful adivce can also be found at www.parents.education.govt.nz/mental-health.


Drugs & Alcohol

If you or your parents are concerned about any drug or alcohol issues, please make contact with one of our student wellbeing team.

Helpful advice can also be found at www.drugfoundation.org.nz/info/schools/students-drugs-and-alcohol
Or you can call the 24-7 Alcohol and Drug helpline on 0800 787 797 or www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz

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