Student Wellbeing

Promoting Wellbeing Together

At Te Puna Wai o Waipapa we are using some specific strategies to support and promote our students’ wellbeing. The approaches that we are incorporating fit with a Positive Education approach, which is a combination of evidence-based Positive Psychology strategies and educational best practice. Click here to read our brochure and find helpful websites on Promoting Wellbeing Together

Wellbeing Resources Order Form

Click here  to order our Te Reo and English Wellbeing Resources.

Hagley College Harassment Prevention and Response Policy

The goal of this policy is to have an active harassment prevention and response policy to assist staff and students in fostering a safe emotional and physical environment for our Hagley College community. The policy reflects the commitment of the school community in having an understanding of what bullying is; and know what to do when bullying occurs.

Attached is the  Hagley College Harassment Prevention and Response Policy

Visitors to the College Policy

The goal of this policy is to have an active policy to ensure the emotional and physical safety of the Hagley College student community.

Attached is the Visitors to the College Policy

Child Protection Policy

The college is committed to providing a safe environment for all, and recognises the important role and responsibility all staff have in identifying and responding to concerns about the wellbeing of a child including suspected child abuse and neglect.

Attached is the Child Protection Policy

Smokefree Policy

The goal of this policy is to have an active smokefree kaupapa on campus and for all whanau associated with Hagley College to contribute to a smokefree generation.

Attached is the HagleyCollegeSmokefreePolicy160515

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Alcohol & Drug Policy

Hagley College is committed to the wellbeing of our staff and students by ensuring we take all reasonable steps to maintain the College as a drug and alcohol free environment.

Attached is the Hagley College Alcohol & Drug Policy

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Students

The Ministry of Education has asked all schools to let parents know where to find information to support the mental health and wellbeing of their children, and to let you know that the Ministry has recently updated their parents’ website with information about where parents can go to for support and advice if they are concerned about their child’s mental health. Parents are encouraged to regularly check in with their child about how they are doing and the things going on in their lives. You will find links to organisations you can contact for help and advice if you are concerned about your child on the Ministry of Education’s website at

If you require further support through the Hagley College Wellbeing Team please contact:

Michael Gilchrist (Head of Guidance) or
Rowan Milburn (Deputy Principal: Student Wellbeing

Looking After Students

Hagley College is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for our students to succeed.

Our goal is to enhance students’ sense of wellbeing so that they flourish at and beyond Hagley College

How we do that:

  • We promote Hagley as a place where students feel comfortable and a sense of belonging
  • We have a Wellbeing team of Tutors, Deans, a Director of the Junior College and Year 11 led by a Deputy Principal – Student Wellbeing who ensure every student is supported and cared for
  • Our teaching staff use positive strategies to encourage students to achieve success in learning.
  • We operate open lines of communication between the College and our parents
  • We promote the school values of respect, personal responsibility, trust and integrity.
  • We provide a guidance service to meet the individual needs of students seeking more wellbeing support. This may be individual consultations or group work.
  • We provide a careers service for all students, when considering their future. This can include support preparing a CV, experiencing a short vocational course or job seeking techniques.
  • We actively seek student voice around wellbeing and act on this data.
  • We continue to link with agencies that can offer additional support to our students and their families.

Student Wellbeing Team

Our Student Wellbeing Team, led by Deputy Principal, Rowan Milburn consists of Counsellors, Deans, Tutors and more. These people are all here to help you along the way at Hagley. If you have any issues during your time here at Hagley, you are more than welcome to speak to one of these people…


Rowan Milburn

Deputy Principal: Student Wellbeing

Rowan leads our student wellbeing team. She leads our staff in shaping how our students engage with learning, with each other and with our teachers. Rowan directs our school calendar, events, day to day student operations, as well as promotes opportunities for student participation and leadership.

Suzanne Waters

Head of Junior College and Year 11

Suzanne has been the Director of the Junior College for over twenty years and of Year 11 for 5 years. She has taught at Hagley since 1988 and is in charge of the pastoral care and discipline for all Yr 9, 10 and 11 students.

Michael Gilchrist

Head of Guidance

Hagley College’s new Head of Guidance comes to us with a wealth of experience in education, both as an English teacher and more recently as a counsellor. Michael welcomes students to come over to Simpson House and meet the team.

Leanne Buchan

Guidance Counsellor

Leanne brings a wealth of experience to our wellbeing team. She works both with small targeted groups to enhance wellbeing as well as with individual students. You can find Leanne in Simpson House.

Jenny O’Sullivan

Year 12 Dean

Jenny can work to support you and help you overcome any barriers affecting your learning. Your tutor may refer you to Jenny or you can approach her yourself.

Lisa Keating

Year 11 Well-being Programme Co-ordinator

Lisa can work with you to help you overcome problems relating to your progress at Hagley. Your tutor may refer you to Lisa or you can approach her yourself.

Anna Williams

Year 9 Dean

Anna can work with you to help you overcome problems relating to your progress at Hagley. Your tutor may refer you to Anna or you can approach her yourself.

Donna Steel

Student Support Manager

Donna is our Deans Assistant. She is located in the Dean's office but you will see Donna's bright and bubbly face around the College. Donna can assist you with making appointments with your year level Dean.

Illa Russell

Wellbeing Administrator

Illa is the friendly face behind the reception desk when you enter Simpson House. She will make an appointment with the counsellor, supervise time out spaces or just be there for students for a chat. Illa also manages the College attendance process which involves notifying caregivers, promoting and rewarding positive attendance and developing strategies for non attendance.

Anne Farrall


Anne is our school Nurse, she is located in the Health Centre on the ground floor of the main block. The Health Centre provides a service for accidents, injuries or illness while at College.