CARING FOR OUR GIRLS
Otago Girls’ High School takes the trouble and has the time to make sure that every girl feels she is a valued member of the School community, that she has positive self-esteem and is getting on well with others. There is a range of programmes, resources and individuals who support girls at all levels.
The Form Teacher is responsible for all the students in his/her form class. It is important to the Form Teacher that your daughter is happy, working hard and making friends. Form classes develop special bonds which often endure far beyond school.
The Dean has responsibility for all the students in a year group. If there are any problems with health, courses, homework, or any other matter, parents and pupils are invited to consult with the Dean. Maori, Pasifika and International Deans offer further support.
Year 13 Peer Mentors and Peer Support Students support and help every junior form. They act as ‘older sisters’. They give advice, encourage and support students. Peer Mediators are also available and are trained in helping students with problem solving.
The Career Education Leader and her team meet with each girl to explore future plans and study options. They help with decision making and goal setting. Parents are also welcome to meet with the Careers team.
The Guidance Support Network helps a girl through any difficulties whether they are educational, vocational or personal. The Guidance Counsellor is available to help girls and their parents.
Every Year 13 student is supported by a Staff Mentor.
Outside agencies are involved as appropriate.
The Principal and Senior Staff take a close and personal interest in all students and play an active role when required.