Support and Pastoral Care
A student who is happy and feels secure in a caring environment is one who will do her best, take part in a range of activities and make friends.
At Sacred Heart College wellbeing is a core element of our curriuculum and we strive to help every student feel that she is a valued member of the school community, that she is developing self esteem, receiving individual learning assistance if required,and is relating well to others.
The student support network is designed to provide every student with a:
A further four key people work in the areas of student support are:
A Peer Support programme matches small groups of Year 9 students with Year 13 students with whom they meet throughout the year. This helps Year 9 students make a successful transition into the College community and gain an understanding of the College spirit.
Student support is provided for students who have particular needs in:
The student support network aims to help students take responsibility for their own choices and direction while at school and in the future.
If you have followed the above steps and are still concerned, please contact our SLT* or you can make a formal complaint by following the school complaints policy here. *SLT - Senior Leadership Team (Principal and Deputy Principals)
Help your daughter to do well and be happy at school
The Tutor Teacher and students will remain in the same Tutor Class for the duration of their five years at Sacred Heart College in order to continue a building of strong pastoral connections. Our Tutor Classes have a vertical structure with a small number of girls from each year level in one Tutor Class.
The Tutor Teacher is the first point of reference for the student and will be involved with pastoral care, specifically: guidance and mentoring, uniform checks, administration - such as attendance concerns and encouraging involvement in school activities.If you have greater concerns, please contact the appropriate House Dean as listed below.
Aubert House Dean: Dr Amanda Aarons
Barbier House Dean: Gary Bridle (while Whaea Hillman ison maternity leave)
Holderness House Dean: Mr Nick Swain (while Mrs Ashton Jamieson is on maternity leave)
Marian House Dean: Mrs Edina McFarland
School Nurse:We have a school nurse on site three days a week assisting students with all health-related matters including, but not restricted to: wellness checks, hearing or eyesight issues, allergies, skin conditions, eating issues, questions aboutperiods, weight control, stress or anxiety.
School Counsellor:We have a school counsellor on site every day. Students are able to make appointments to see the counsellor during break times.
Youth Minister:Our Youth Minister provides sacramental programmes, pastoral care and support. She provides a stepping stone into the parishes of our community.
Local Phone(06) 8353761
International Phone+64 6 835 3761
Fax(06) 835 8764
AddressSacred Heart College, Convent Road, Napier 4110, New Zealand