Student Support

There is a highly professional support service offered to students through the Student Services Centre. There are 4 counsellors, 2 registered nurses, a doctor, a psychologist, social worker, learning support teacher aides, SENCO (special educational needs coordinator) and LSC (learning support co-ordinator). This team is available to students and their families to address issues which are barriers to learning.

Click the links below to find out more information:

Student Services

School Health Centre

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Book Appointment

Learning Support Coordinator
To speak to the Learning Support Coordinator please contact Mrs Elaine Boucher via email:


Whānau System

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

All students are part of a Whānau class. This Whānau class is part of a group of Whānau classes which are supervised by Whānau Leaders. Your child's Whānau Leaders will probably the first people you contact if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress. The Whānau Leaders and Whānau teachers take a special interest in the attendance, welfare and progress of each of their students. 

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

Whānau classes meet at Whānau time at least once a day for attendance checking and other administrative or pastoral matters. Year 9 students have prefects attached to their Whānau class. The prefect 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.