Well-being is an important part of what we do at Green Bay High School. Our aim is to improve a student’s well being, which in turn reduces barriers to a student’s academic progress, and other life goals. Our strong pastoral team is committed to achieving this by working towards a socially healthy and emotionally safe school.
Counselling & Guidance
Counsellors are available to explore any difficulties and concerns students are facing. Our team is experienced in working with many issues which affect young people and their families. To achieve this we may work alongside families to support our students and also with external agencies to ensure families and students are able to access the resources available within our community.
We have two guidance counsellors at the school, Gabriel De Guzman and Helen White. Our counsellors work from a client centered practice and use a variety of counselling methods in order to best support each client's needs and preferences.
Our counsellors are members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and adhere to their Code of Ethics. This ensures that counselling is conducted to a high professional standard and our counsellors are committed to continually developing their practice to provide the best support for our students. It also means that all counselling is confidential unless there is an imminent risk to safety.
24/7 Youth Work
The counselling team work alongside a team of 24/7 Youth workers. They are here to further provide support to students through positive role-modeling, mentoring, and helping our young people navigate healthy choices.
Making an Appointment
Referrals are welcome from students, parents and staff.
The best way to request an appointment is to use the Counselling Referral form (see below) and fill out the brief online form.
Alternatively paper forms are available in Student Services in a tray (next to the staffroom door) labeled 'counselling request form'. Please hand your completed form to one of the friendly staff in Student Services once completed. Remember: if you need any help, just ask. Our team is happy to help!
It may be possible to see a counsellor immediately if urgent. Ask your teacher to give you a note to leave class. You must then report to Student Reception.
If you would like to find out more about the counselling services available at Green Bay High School, please contact Head Counsellor Gabriel De Guzman.