Guidance and Student Support Service
“At Golden Bay High School students prepare for the future by learning skills, gaining knowledge, and developing the personal resources that are needed to live satisfying, balanced and responsible lives.”
Our school Guidance Network involves all staff.
Form Teachers, Heads of Departments, Deans, Deputy Principals, Principal and Guidance Counsellor are all involved in the pastoral care of our students, and are committed to meeting their individual needs.
While our students are our main concern, we also try to meet the needs of parents and other caregivers. This is done through the Home and School Association, "workshops", report evenings, newsletters and other forms of communication, which we hope parents find valuable.
Please feel free to contact the school if you have any concerns: it is usually better to deal with a problem in its early stages before it becomes too serious.
Here are some websites that you may find useful:
Links for students:
Links for parents and whanau:
GBHS School Counsellor - Abbey Gilligan
In this world, there are many different experiences that can be difficult for people to cope with. Most of the time, we get on with life. Sometimes we are stopped in our tracks by an event or situation that we may not, at that moment have the resources to manage. I believe that counselling is a useful option that enables people to tell their stories in ways that make them stronger and is an opportunity for people to:
A Counsellor can help you to...
A Counsellor may...
A Counsellor is expected to...
How can I make an Appointment?
This can be done in a number of ways. You can: