Year 9 Dean – Miss Josie Burdon
Year 10 Dean – Ms Meredith Ellingham
Year 11 Dean – Miss Chelsea Hay
Year 12 Dean – Mrs Cheryl Pohlen
Year 13 Dean – Mrs Laleshni Kumar
(please see our staff list for email address details for each Dean)
While teaching and learning is our core business, the school recognises the need to help students develop skills in relating to others by giving opportunities for personal growth and development.
Our guidance structure helps achieve these aims and guide students to reach their full potential. Every student is placed in a form class.
A Whanau Group teacher monitors each student’s progress, attendance and well being.
The School aims to maximise learning opportunities by providing a range of learning support measures.
Extension and Remedial Programmes for individual students are provided in Year 9 and/or Year 10.
Special Education pathways are provided to students with a medium to high level of physical and intellectual disabilities. Fairhaven Satellite School is located on site and provides a secondary school environment for students with some mainstream opportunities.
Our Learning Support Centre staff aim to help students who have learning needs by providing remedial assistance. This assistance includes evaluation, monitoring and assessments, individualised programmes, reading and literacy support programmes and “Successmaker” (individualised computerised learning). The Support Centre also provides assistance for students returning from illness or other long term absence, as well as individualised extension for able students.
Additionally, we provide support for students with specific behavioural needs. the support available includes: learning support, alternative and individualised programmes. The Dean, Resource Teacher, Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), Home Liaison/Whanau Support person, senior staff and external agencies all work together to provide support for the individual to gain success and achieve.