Student Wellbeing

Sports Info for the year and the Term 1 Permission Form.

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Worried about returning to school much?

Check out why you shouldn’t dwell on what you haven’t done or what you are worried about and look ahead to how we will support you when we return to school. We used the student survey to identify the things you are worried about; it won’t catch them all but we hope it helps!!

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Five ways of Self Isolation

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Looking After Students

Hagley College is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for our students to succeed.

Our goal is to enhance students’ sense of wellbeing so that they flourish at and beyond Hagley College

How we do that:

  • We promote Hagley as a place where students feel comfortable and a sense of belonging
  • We have a Wellbeing team of Tutors, Deans, a Director of the Junior College and Year 11 led by a Deputy Principal – Student Wellbeing who ensure every student is supported and cared for
  • Our teaching staff use positive strategies to encourage students to achieve success in learning.
  • We operate open lines of communication between the College and our parents
  • We promote the school values of respect, personal responsibility, trust and integrity.
  • We provide a guidance service to meet the individual needs of students seeking more wellbeing support. This may be individual consultations or group work.
  • We provide a careers service for all students, when considering their future. This can include support preparing a CV, experiencing a short vocational course or job seeking techniques.
  • We actively seek student voice around wellbeing and act on this data.
  • We continue to link with agencies that can offer additional support to our students and their families.

Promoting Wellbeing Together

At Te Puna Wai o Waipapa we are using some specific strategies to support and promote our students’ wellbeing. The approaches that we are incorporating fit with a Positive Education approach, which is a combination of evidence-based Positive Psychology strategies and educational best practice. Click here to read our brochure and find helpful websites on Promoting Wellbeing Together

Hagley Wellbeing Resources

We have developed some Te Reo and English Wellbeing Resources.

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Hagley College Policies

Please click here to read all policies related to Hagley College

Alcohol & Drugs

Click here to find a guide for parents on substance abuse

Click here to find out more about teen drug and alcohol abuse

Click here to find out more about teen drug addiction

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Students

The Ministry of Education has asked all schools to let parents know where to find information to support the mental health and wellbeing of their children, and to let you know that the Ministry has recently updated their parents’ website with information about where parents can go to for support and advice if they are concerned about their child’s mental health. Parents are encouraged to regularly check in with their child about how they are doing and the things going on in their lives. You will find links to organisations you can contact for help and advice if you are concerned about your child on the Ministry of Education’s website at

If you require further support through the Hagley College Wellbeing Team please contact:

Michael Gilchrist (Head of Guidance) or
Rowan Milburn (Deputy Principal: Student Wellbeing

Rowan Milburn


Rowan, as the Tumuaki of our school leads the strategic direction of the College and leads our staff. Rowan is involved in all areas of the school and particulary enjoys leading the student council and getting out into classrooms and to events that students are participating in.

Suzanne Waters

Assistant Principal

Suzanne has a wealth of experience when it comes to the well-being of our students. She oversees the pastoral care and discipline of our Yr 9 - Yr 12 students as well as learning for Yr 9 - Yr 11.

Michael Gilchrist

Head of Guidance

Hagley College’s Head of Guidance comes to us with a wealth of experience in education, both as an English teacher and more recently as a counsellor. Michael welcomes students to come over to Simpson House and meet the team.

Leanne Buchan

Youth and Whānau Outreach

Leanne will be the Youth and Whanau Outreach worker who will serve as a connection between the school, families and students. She will assist students who are struggling to attend school, or no longer engaging in their education. Leanne will make a plan with them and implement agreed strategies to assist those students to promote change with a strengths-based approach.

Chris Patalano

Year 13 Adviser

Chris is one of the Year 13 Year Adviser's. Your tutor may refer you to Chris or you can approach him yourself, you can make an appointment at the Year Adviser's office with Megan.

Melanie Rich

Year 12 Adviser

Melanie can work to support you and help you overcome any barriers affecting your learning. Your tutor may refer you to Melanie or you can approach her yourself.

Robyn Davison

Year 11 Adviser

Robyn can work with you to help you overcome problems relating to your progress at Hagley. Your tutor may refer you to Robyn or you can approach her yourself.

Anna Williams

Year 10 Adviser

Anna can work with you to help you overcome problems relating to your progress at Hagley. Your tutor may refer you to Anna or you can approach her yourself.

Megan Johnston

Year Adviser's Administrator

Megan is our Year Adviser's Administrator. She is located in the Year Adviser's office but you will see Megan's bright and bubbly face around the College. Megan can assist you with making appointments with your year level Adviser.

Helen Shirley

Head of Learning Support Services

Helen comes to us with a Numeracy background, curriculum and learning support expertise.

Illa Russell

Wellbeing Administrator

Illa is the friendly face behind the reception desk when you enter Simpson House. She will make an appointment with the counsellor, supervise time out spaces or just be there for students for a chat. Illa also manages the College attendance process which involves notifying caregivers, promoting and rewarding positive attendance and developing strategies for non attendance.

Anne Farrall


Anne is our school Nurse, she is located in the Health Centre on the ground floor of the main block. The Health Centre provides a service for accidents, injuries or illness while at College.