There are a number of guidance and support services available through Dargaville High School. Please do not hesitate to enquire as we can access numerous external providers to support our students. We are very experienced and have a diversity of skills and networks to assist students. No issue is considered too big or too little to deal with!
We have a full-time Guidance Counsellor, Wendy Laird (firstname.lastname@example.org); a full-time Youth Worker in Schools, Karla Lindsay (email@example.com); a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Lisa Greville (firstname.lastname@example.org) and our Deputy Principal, Takiri Pumipi (Tpumipi@darghigh.school.nz) who are more than willing to assist our students/parents/caregivers. We also run the Breakfast in Schools program in A5 during Tuesday and Thursday interval.
Below is a list of some of the external services offering support, information and help. All services listed are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask questions)
SPARX.org.nz – online e-therapy tool by the University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed
OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 provides confidential gender identity telephone support
Commonground – a website hub for parents, family, whānau and friends with access to information, tools and support to help a young person who is struggling
Family Services 211 Helpline – 0800 211 211 for help finding (and direct transfer to) community based health and social support services in your area
Are You OK – 0800 456 450 family violence helpline
Shine – 0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline