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
SENCO (Special Needs Coordinator)




Morgan Hunter
Educational Psychologist

School Nurse

Southland Girls’ High School has a Health Nurse available at school on Monday and Wednesday each week. Carla 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.

Year 9 Health Assessments are a free health service, which aims to provide support to students with a focus on overall health and wellbeing. For further information please click HERE


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

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.

Skodel - Student Wellbeing Check In

Skodel Check-In is a survey system that offers us a simple and engaging way to check student wellbeing on a regular basis. It gives students an opportunity to share their feelings and thoughts about their learning and any other worries. The value of the system is that it:

  • Builds stronger relationships – by driving more meaningful conversation’s in our school community, we are able to build stronger relationships with students, families, and our school’s values and culture.
  • Identifies students that need support – it can be hard for students going through a challenging time to speak out. Our aim is to give students a medium they feel comfortable opening up on so we can best support them.
  • Encourages Self-Expression – we want to give students a voice and encourage them to use it. This helps students discover themselves and gives our teaching community a chance to get to know them on a deeper level so we can better support them through tough times.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, then please feel free to contact Mrs Tiplady, Teacher in Charge of Skodel, amanda.tiplady@southlandgirls.school.nz




Contact details

Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.


I understand that playing sport is an opportunity for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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