One Tree Hill College // Student Support

By: One Tree Hill College  06-Dec-2011

There is a highly professional support service offered to students through the Student Support Services Centre. There is a RTLB social worker and a guidance counsellor along with a centre of extra learning support. This group of people is available to students and their families to address issues which are barriers to learning.

To ensure maximum academic progress, One Tree Hill College has developed a comprehensive pastoral programme.

All students are part of a whanau class. This whanau class is part of a group of whanau classes which are supervised by a whanau leader. Your child's whanau leader will probably the first person you contact if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress. The whanau leader and whanau teachers take a special interest in the attendance, welfare and progress of each of their students. Course supervisors are available to give guidance regarding courses.

In most cases, junior students are taught by staff from their own whanau and stability is given to students by keeping them in whanau based teaching groups as much as possible.

Whanau classes meet at whanau time twice a day for attendance checking and other administrative or pastoral matters. Year 9 students have three to four peer supporters attached to each of their whanau classes. The peer support programme is an example of how senior students can help Year 9 students to settle into secondary school, while at the same time developing their own leadership and personal skills.


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The whanau leaders and form teachers take a special interest in the attendance, welfare and progress of each of their students. There is a counsellor, resource teacher for learning and behaviour specialist, a social worker, nurse and attendance officer. To ensure maximum academic progress, One Tree Hill College has developed a comprehensive pastoral care programme.


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The computer software programme Career Quest is available for students to use and it will help them assess their interests and the skills they have developed leading them into future career options. Every student is encouraged to move on to further education or employment and the Careers Centre works with students on both an individual and group basis to ensure this happens.


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One Tree Hill College // Whanau House System

Students are placed in a whanau where they become part of an extended family of teachers and students of all year levels and they remain in this whanau during their years at school, developing a sense of belonging and loyalty. The teachers in the whanau mentor students individually and are the people who know the students the best, remaining associated with the students and their families for the five years they are at One Tree Hill College.


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One Tree Hill College // Pathways Programme

Each student is mentored by their form teacher who helps them to identify their strengths, set realistic goals for each year, and then monitor their progress in both their academic and extra-curricular involvement in the college.