A cloak of support and care that binds us all in a collaborative effort in a special place.
Te Kahu Whītiki Kura is the Student Health & Wellbeing Centre situated directly behind the gym. The centre brings together and coordinates a number of school and community services to support the health and wellbeing of students. The building houses a number of consulting rooms, a sick bay and whanau room with a comfortable waiting area.
The centre is managed by our Counsellor, Karen Armstrong, who provides a confidential counselling service to students and whanau. She also coordinates the other services provided.
A full time receptionist (who is also First Aid trained) makes appointments for students, provides first aid if needed and manages the Sick Bay which is situated in the building. A nurse practitioner holds clinics for students on three days of the week. This is a free service and most prescriptions are also free. A physiotherapist is also available for one day a week.
A number of community agencies who provide support for young people and their whanau also make use of Te Kahu Whītiki Kura from time to time to meet with students in a supportive environment that emphasises a holistic approach to student wellbeing. Public Health nurses provide a free health check for all Year Nine students with parental consent.
Te Kahu Whītiki Kura is a place valued by the whole school community where support and care for our students can be coordinated and delivered.