Pastoral Care

To support students and keep them safe at school we have an extensive Pastoral Care system:

  • The Form Teacher assists with daily administration, such as notices, absence follow up, and general guidance.
  • Classroom Teachers support student learning and encourage good work habits.
  • Heads of School (Dean of each year level) help keep the school safe by following up discipline issues and guiding student decision making.
  • Careers Staff provide advice and guidance on further tertiary study opportunities and employment options beyond schooling.
  • Our Senior Peer support programme uses mature senior students to be role models and be friendly “go to people” for younger students.
  • Guidance Counsellors are available for students needing personal support and guidance.
  • The Nurse and Health Clinic are open so students can access free health care and advice from registered professionals.
  • Students can be referred to a mentoring programme with youth workers to help keep engaged in school and make good life choices.

​​​​​​​Guidance Counsellors

The Counsellors in a high school are an integral part of the learning phenomenon.

Their role is to identify, address and help eliminate any barriers to learning.  This may involve, at times, referrals to other agencies.

When health matters are concerned, the health Privacy code is used and any referrals for students under the age of 16 are made in discussion with parents or caregivers.

Most students seen by the Counsellors here at Cashmere are self-referred.

We always endeavour to include parents in our work but it is a professional counselling service, therefore we respect confidentiality unless the student gives consent to include others or there is a serious risk of harm.

Cashmere has three full-time Counsellors who work closely with the pastoral guidance team.  They are part of the Student Support Faculty.

Counsellor Appointment Request Form​​​​​​​

Health Clinic

The Health Clinic is a self referral clinic which is open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday in the administration block.

Registered Nurses: Annie Ogilvie RCPN (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Fay Manning (Thursday and Friday)

​​​​​​​Email: nurses@cashmere.school.nz

Phone: +64 3 337 4728 

Appointments can be made with the Nurse (no fees) for the following services:

​​​​​​​School Doctor : Dr David Rollinson MBChB (12.45 - 1.30pm Tuesday only)   Cashmere Medical Practice                                           School Physiotherapist :  (12.15pm -1.15pm Thursday)   Barrington Physiotherapy Clinic​​​​​​​

Student Health (Links)

Mental Health - tools and resources available for parents and carers to support their child's wellbeing.

CDHB Your Health - Health Services Directory.

TKI Wellbeing -  Support wellbeing, self care and health.

The Lowdown -  Straight up answers for when life sucks.  

URGE - Helping the youth in crisis.

eHealth Forum - Anonymous forum with Medical doctors on hand to answer those awkward questions.

Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD)Empowering young Kiwis to prevent loss on our roads.     

Common Ground - Helping to support young people to manage hard times and enjoy happier lives.

Youth Line - Youth Helpline

LifeLine New Zealand - Providing support and help. (0800 543 354)

Depression - There are small steps towards wellness you can take today.  ( Helpline: 0800  111 757) 

The National Poisons Centre - Information about poisons or poisoning.  (Helpline: 0800 764 766)  

Healthline -  If you or your whānau are unwell, Healthline can help. (Helpline:  0800 611 116) 

Public Health Nursing Service - The Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS) offers support to children, young people and their families across all schools in Canterbury. (+64 3 3836877)

NetSafe -  Cybersafety and security advice.