Head of Student Services Mrs Ainslie Duncan (nee Savage) Head of Students Services I am originally from Koromiko, Marlborough and I have been living in Westport and teaching at BHS since April 2009. I have been teachiI am originally from Koromiko, Marlborough and I have been living in Westport and teaching at BHS since April 2009. I have been teaching for over 10 years as a Health and PE teacher. I am currently in the process of a career shift. I am in my second year of study towards a Post Graduate Diploma of Education Counselling through Massey University.
I have come into this role with a mature perspective. Confidentiality is vital in my position. I understand the fact that we live in a small community and therefore it is essential that student privacy and confidentiality must be respected and upheld.
I am not a ‘one woman band’ – there are a lot of outside agencies that work alongside the school and we constantly use their fabulous services.
For 2017 we have the following people/services working from our agency room on a regular fixture. Monday:Shelly Taylor –Youth Worker Buller Reap Tuesday:Pana Leontiadu - Social Worker in Schools: Homebuilders Wednesday:Patricia Hsu - Psychologist: Primary Health Organisation Thursday:Catherine Crichton – Public Health Nurse – who does Year 9 HEEADSSS (Home, Education, Eating, Activities, Drugs and Alcohol, Sexuality, Suicide and Depression, Safety) Assessment allows for early identification of mental health, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) issues and other information to assist young people in their development.
Referrals to Shelly, Pana or Patricia can be via myself and self-referral. For those under 16 parental consent must be given.
If students would like to see me, I am also available. Some of the issues I can help with are
Relationship problems - family, school and friends
Struggle with Education
Loneliness and isolation
Paying for school essentials (uniform, stationery, fees)
Mental and Emotional well-being.
Sexual Health: Pregnancy/ STI/ Contraception/Sexuality identity questions
I can be approached directly through the contact details below, or outside of my office are some green slips that can be filled in and put under my door. email@example.com (03) 789 7299 ext 836
Other People at School who you can ask for help:
Your house teacher
A Senior Student - Prefect, Peer Support Leader, Student Representative