Pastoral Care for students

A collaborative approach to pastoral care from all staff members at Timaru Boys' High School provides a supportive environment for boys to grow and learn.  The pastoral care network includes the Guidance Counsellor, Form level Deans, Careers Advisor, Learning Support Centre, Classroom teachers and Public Health Nurse.  

Deans

Each Year level has an allocated Dean(s).  Deans are available to help boys with a range of issues, both pastoral and academic.  Parents/caregivers are welcome to contact their son's Dean to discuss any concerns.

Year 9:   Gary Ivamy (ivamyga@timaruboys.school.nz)
                    Rachel Fenwick (fenwickra@timaruboys.school.nz)

Year 10:  Paul Bennison (bennisonpa@timaruboys.school.nz)
                     Edward Patterson (pattersoned@timaruboys.school.nz)

Year 11:  Sam Richardson (richardsonsa@timaruboys.school.nz)

Year 12:  Gavin Miller (millerga@timaruboys.school.nz)
                     Ella Wright (wrightel@timaruboys.school.nz)

Year 13:  Stephen Ross (rossst@timaruboys.school.nz)

PB4L/Academic Support:  Abbey Bruce (bruceab@timaruboys.school.nz)
                                                          Steve Blair (blairst@timaruboys.school.nz)

Guidance Counsellor

The Guidance Counsellor is available to the school community on a confidential basis.  Families are welcome to contact Tony directly to have a chat about anything that is of concern at school or at home.  Tony can also help families access a range of services in the local community if needed.

Contact:  Tony Bunting - buntingto@timaruboys.school.nz    Phone:  (03) 687 7560 or 027 6162975

 

Learning Support Centre

The Learning Support team assists boys that need additional help in the classroom to succeed in their studies.  They also coordinate the process for Special Assessment Conditions for NCEA examinations, i.e. reader/writer assistance.

Contact:  Sally Hilton (SENCO):  hiltonsa@timaruboys.school.nz     Phone:  (03) 687 7560

Community Resources

Your son has been given a 'Tough Times' pamphlet by his form teacher with details about the following New Zealand websites which are designed to help 12-19 year olds and are safe and private.

  • Common Ground - commonground.org.nz
  • The Lowdown - thelowdown.co.nz
  • Youthline - youthline.co.nz   ph: 0800 376 633
  • SPARX - sparx.org.nz     ph: 0508 4 SPARX