Deans are the immediate link between school and home. Each dean follows students through five years at Onehunga High School, taking responsibility for both the progress and welfare of each student.
The Deans for 2017 are:
Y9 Dean - Mr Red Nicholson and Mrs Rebekah Bissett
Y10 Dean - Ms Kay Moore
Y11 Dean - Mrs Suzanne Amodeo
Y12 Dean - Mr Safotu Filipo
Y13 Dean - Mrs Elaine Webb and Miss Trudie Dobbie
The members of our Guidance Team are trained and experienced counsellors who are available to all students and their families.
The New Zealand Peace Foundation provides the mediation training in our school. Students interested in applying need to be in Year 12 and 13. Advanced Mediation training in Human Rights issues is provided the following year. Peer Mediation is about students helping students. Mediators lead in the school community by promoting and modelling fairness and respect for others, watching out for harassment and bullying, and by supporting students to get help when needed. They aim to help the school to be a safer place. In addition, our mediators also provide extra support to Year 9 students by meeting them on their first day and spending considerable time with them in their Tutor Class during the first week of school. From then, they will check in weekly at Tutor Class time with Year 9 teachers and classes.
Onehunga High School has two registered nurses. At Year 9 all students are offered a full health assessment carried out by the nurses. A doctor and physiotherapist are also available for the students.
Our Careers Department advises on employment and tertiary information through seminars, pamphlets, interviews and our computer career data base. Advice and guidance throughout students’ years at High School will help them to identify career goals and the qualifications they need to support those goals.
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