Student Wellbeing

Guidance Network

At Southland Girls’ High School we aim to build a positive, caring environment where girls feel valued and able to achieve to the best of their ability. Girls 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 Coordinator 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)


Steve Jackson

Stephen (Steve) Jackson

Guidance Counsellor
Te Kura School Liaison


School Nurse
Lynley Ischia

Southland Girls’ High School Nurse is Lynley Ischia, she is available 5 days a week during the school terms. 

She is located in the Health Services room in the East Wing of the school.

Public Health Nurse
Emma Peterson, Nurse

Confidential and private phone appointments for any concerns including:

  • General health
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Sexual health
  • Family
  • Relationships/worries
  • Anxiety/mood
  • Diet
  • Smoking
  • Vision

Any requests or queries please feel free to txt or call Emma for advice or support.

Call Emma on: 027 597 3252



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