Student Support

There is a highly professional support service offered to students through the Student Services Centre. There is a counsellor, RTLB, social worker, along with a centre of extra learning support. This group of people is available to students and their families to address issues which are barriers to learning.

Click here for the counselling information document

Student Pastoral Care

To ensure maximum academic progress, One Tree Hill College has developed a comprehensive pastoral programme.

All students are part of a Whanau class. This Whanau class is part of a group of Whanau classes which are supervised by a Whanau Leader. Your child's Whanau Leader will probably the first person you contact if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress. The Whanau Leader and Whanau teachers take a special interest in the attendance, welfare and progress of each of their students. Course supervisors are available to give guidance regarding courses.

In most cases, junior students are taught by staff from their own Whanau and stability is given to students by keeping them in Whanau based teaching groups as much as possible.

Whanau classes meet at Whanau time up to twice a day for attendance checking and other administrative or pastoral matters. Year 9 students have three to four peer supporters attached to each of their Whanau classes. The peer support programme is an example of how senior students can help Year 9 students to settle into secondary school, while at the same time developing their own leadership and personal skills.