Gisborne Girls’ High School

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Guidance Department

While teaching and learning is our core task, the school places a strong emphasis on assisting students to be ready for learning by developing their personal and social skills. The guidance network ensures that every student feels she is a valued member of the organisation and that she is developing self esteem and getting on well with others. This network is comprehensive and includes form teachers, year level coordinators, guidance counsellors, Student Learning Support teacher and Director of International Students.
A wider team of health professionals is also available to students while at school, including a doctor and registered nurse, a sexual health doctor, a physiotherapist, Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour, Public Health nurses and a drug and alcohol counsellor. Gisborne Girls’ High School operates a one stop shop approach to student health and wellbeing, allowing all students to access services on site on a free and confidential basis. All services are housed in the Student Services complex.
Gisborne Girls’ High School’s Te Korowai Tautoko, is staffed by a teacher in charge of the ORRS student learning programme and a teacher aide team. The department provides speciality education for students with special needs and students who require ongoing and reviewable resourcing.
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Student Support Services HOF


Sue Andrew


Year 13 Dean

Ingrid Meister

Year 12 Dean

Justine Ward

Year 11 Dean

Rita Halley

Year 10 Dean

Grace Davidson

Year 9 Dean

Debbie Tallott

International Dean

Wendy Kirkwood
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