Student Support Services are key to enabling Tikipunga High School  to provide a safe physical and emotional environment for students. We recognise the importance of having value for student care embedded as the school’s core business.

The Student Support Centre aims to be a positive experience for all students  – designed to provide Manaakitanga and whā a hospitable and respectful manner. The Student Support Centre provides learning support and pastoral care for students and their whanau. It serves as a reception area for students, parents and staff queries. Appointments can be made with the receptionist for our services. The Centre is where our sick bay is based and students can be collected from here if care-givers are contacted during the day. Passes for appointments during school time arel issued here.

Services include:

Guidance Counselling

The Guidance Counsellor offers a confidential
service to students, and can assist with any
concerns that may be affecting them at school
or home. The Guidance Counsellor also works
with families.


The RTLB assists students who need extra learning or behavioural support, and support teachers in the use of effective teaching strategies.

Doctor’s Clinic

Available weekly

–Friday Mornings 9am -12 noon
by appointment


Works with students and their families in a confidential  and caring manner to support family and student well-being and academic functioning of students.

Public Health Nurse

– Monday 10 am – 2pm

–by appointment or drop –in.

Student Led Committees

These include: Peer Mediators (Legends);

SADD; Health Team; Reading Support.

Family Planning Clinic

Advice available about sexual health.

Thursday 1.00pm -2.20 pm,

Restorative practices

Restorative practices are utilised to encourage students to take more responsibility for their social actions.


Learning Support

A range of programmes  are in place to monitor and support student learning

HEADSS Assessments

Well -being checks offered for all Year 9 students along with vision and hearing tests and follow-up as required.


Drug and Alcohol Counselling.  The Rubicon Programme and service is available for any students wanting support in this area.


Linking Outside Agencies

A range of outside agencies are facilitated through the Student Support Centre including:

Campus Cop, Family Counselling; Mental Health Services; Special Education, Health Camps; Mentoring; SPELD; Psychologists; etc.


Pastoral Care

The whanau teacher is like a parent at school.

The whanau teacher is the first point of contact between home and school and has overall supervision of a student’s progress through school.


Student Support Programmes

These include, Mentoring,Year 7 habits, Year 9 Travellers, Girls group and  Mau Rakau

Attendance Monitoring

It is a legal requirement that all students
under 16 attend school. If your son/
daughter/ward is absent a signed, dated
letter or a  phone call can be made
explaining the absence.


Careers/Gateway Programme

(See Pathways for details)