Student Services & Support

Who to Contact

Tawa College

Subject Related Concerns

Contact Subject Teacher, this can be done through the “for parents” tab.

For Parents

Other School Concerns

  1. Form Teacher- First point of contact with the school
  2. Year Level Dean- Academic, social, & general wellbeing concerns

Learning Needs

Contact Learning Support
Ms N Parsons

Career Guidance

Mrs Kathy Wiltshire:
Mrs Kathryn Gillum:

Reengagement Officer

Guidance Counsellors

Counsellors at Tawa College use a wide range of person centered approaches responsive to different issues and needs. Counsellors may see you on your own, with a support person or with whanau if needed. As part of our team, youth workers also provide individual support and group work.

Leandro Gomez
or 04 232 8184 ext. 825

Maggie Jones
or 04 232 8184 ext. 863

Kirsten Edie

Why see a counsellor?

There are times in your life when stuff happens and you might find yourself dealing with a mental health challenge, feeling a little stuck or struggling. At times like this it may help to see a Guidance Counsellor.
Counsellors are here for you to listen from a non-judgmental position. Students can expect meetings to be conducted in a professional and confidential manner.

To learn more about confidentiality please see the link below:

Health Clinic

How to make an appointment
  • Fill out a yellow slip out and place in the box in T block 
  • Send us an email

Phone: 04 2328184 Ext. 880



Monday and Wednesday 9am – 12pm

Kim Harriss


Monday 9am – 12pm

Sarah Hartshorn


Thursday morning 9 am to 12 pm

Physiotherapist Website

Mental health nurse

Support Services

  • Emergency Services call 111
  • Te Haika- 0800 745 477
  • 1737 Free call or text any time for support from a trained counsellor
  • OUTLine NZ Sexuality or gender identity helpline – 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) provides confidential telephone support 
  • What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, 12noon–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available from 3pm–10pm 7 days a week, including all public holidays. 
  • Quitline – 0800 778 778 smoking cessation help
  • Bernados General Enquiries about our Child & Family Services – 0800 227 627
  • Women’s Refuge Crisis line – 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE) (for women living with violence, or in fear, in their relationship or family)
  • Rape Crisis – 0800 883 300 (for support after rape or sexual assault)
  • Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY) 
  • OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 Sexuality or gender identity helpline provides confidential telephone support 
  • Are You OK – 0800 456 450  family violence helpline
  • Shine –  0508 744 633 confidential domestic abuse helpline
  • Shakti Crisis Line – 0800 742 584 (for migrant or refugee women living with family violence)