Student Wellbeing

Guidance Network

At Southland Girls’ High School we aim to build a positive, caring environment where students feel valued and able to achieve to the best of their ability. Students are more successful in all aspects of their life when they feel safe and have a sense of belonging at school.

Students support each other through the various activities on offer at school, in the classroom, through the House system, and the Peer Support programme.

The Guidance Network aims to ensure that students feel safe and happy and develop positive relationships built on emotional resilience, resourcefulness and relationship building. Guidance staff include the school counsellors, the Careers Adviser and the Learning Support Co-ordinator who provide a professional service that is sensitive to the individual needs of students.

Margaret Ereckson

Margaret Ereckson

Head Guidance Counsellor
SENCO (Special Needs Coordinator)


Dr Hayley Clark

Dr. Haley Clark

Guidance Counsellor


School Nurse
Lynley Ischia

Southland Girls’ High School has a Health Nurse available at school on Monday each week. Lynley is available between 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm for students to speak with.

Located in the Health Services Centre next to 1EC, no appointment is required, and students are able to access information about the following issues:

  • Drugs & Alcohol information
  • Sexual Health concerns  
  • Family issues
  • Relationship concerns
  • Smoking cessation
  • Vision and Hearing concerns
  • General health checkups                                          

All conversations are highly confidential.
Students may also contact Lynley via her cell phone 0272454163 to make an appointment if they wish.


Kate McCulloch from Windsor Street Physio comes to the School on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am-12pm.

To book an appointment students are to see Student Services.

Windsor Street Physio will contact parents to arrange payment and discuss if its ACC covered or not. There is a no show fee however.

Contact details

School Stream App