Pastoral Care at Southern Cross Campus endeavours to provide a safe social, emotional, cultural, and physical environment in order to foster the learning, growth and wellbeing of our students. These principles and values are the cornerstone upon which we build the strong, positive and respectful relationships that typify and are integral to the daily life of the Southern Cross Campus community.
Rona Waetford – Head of Department Guidance and Pastoral Support Services
Aim: To support, counsel and provide guidance to young people when issues in their lives may impact on their academic, social and emotional wellbeing.
Location: Guidance Rooms, A Block Administration area.
Prem Singh – Nurse Manager
Aim: To work holistically and provide a range of health services to young people in partnership with our community.
Services provided: Physiotherapist – Doctor
Location: The Health Centre, A Block Administration area.
Aim: To provide services which address the social, economic, cultural and educational needs of young people and their whanau.
Location: Year 9 -13 SWiSS room, A Block Administration area.
‘Leadership by example’ is the philosophy behind Peer Support, but it is more than that. Year12 and 13 students buddy-up with year 9s to help ease their path in to the senior school. The senior leaders have all experienced Peer Support themselves as Year 9s and know the value of having friendly, caring older students on hand to help. This year the seniors participated in a specialised training day before organising fun playground activities and a highly successful Top Town competition. A favourite activity was the waterslide set up on the main rugby field.
STRIVE Resiliency programmes
HPV / Flu vaccinations
Mission Statement – A School based Health Centre offering a holistic approach by providing a range of Services to the students in partnership with our Community.
The Health Centre is a multidisciplinary primary care facility that provides access to medical and primary health care; social and mental health services. Health promotion: education and prevention services are also available for students who might otherwise have limited or no access to health care services. Our service is private and confidential and the student is reminded of this at each visit.
We work from Monday to Friday 08:00am – 04:00pm with an open door policy. If the nurses are not at the clinic they can be contacted by cell phone (0210548396).
Health Centre Staff include Prem Singh – Nurse Manager/Registered Nurse, Bev Clark – Nurse/Year 9 HEADSS Assessor, Kyleen Apii-Rameka – Registered Nurse.
Emalia Lavemai is our school General Practitioner (school doctor) who works on Monday and Friday from 09:00am – 02:30pm.
Mangere East Physio provides physiotherapy services to our students on Thursdays from 11:30am – 01:30pm and our current physiotherapist is David.
The school physio and doctor are seen by appointment only so if you need to see them come to the health centre to book an appointment; we will then call you from class to be seen.
Staff can make appointments by contacting us via in person to the health centre, via email (To: Nurse) or via phone call ext 730. (Please note that the services are available to staff however students are first priority for the physio and GP).
Any student who needs to come to Health Centre during class time needs a note signed by the teacher/reliever teacher.
If the nurse needs to call a student from class, we will send a note with the office monitor to give to class teacher.
If any student has medical condition we are aware of, it is entered on KAMAR under the Medical tab. If teachers have any concerns about a child, please contact us and we will follow up with the child and give you feedback as soon as possible.
Education and Health Go Hand–In-Hand.
SCC is a restorative school. This means that positive relationships are at the core of how we learn, how we treat each other, how we behave, how we promote peace and how we resolve conflict if and when it arises. SCC has many programmes and initiatives that support this approach.
Restorative practice was conceptualised in the school in 2008. The vision was developed through meetings, workshops, staff professional development and student leadership programmes. The school liked the concept and vision and over time the school developed a whole school approach. Continuums of restorative practices at SCC now include preventative, proactive and reactive strategies
Preventative strategies, which are applicable to everyone in the school, include the development of social and emotional skills to resolve conflict in caring and respectful ways. For students this is done through curriculum-based programmes, circle-based approaches in the classroom, buddying and mentoring. For staff it requires ongoing training, professional development and the formulation of best practice regarding positive relationship building. Proactive strategies, which apply to only some of the school population, are when relationships are repaired through restorative mini chats or conferences with groups, individuals or classroom circles. Finally reactive approaches are for the more serious transgressions where re-building relationships is required. This may be done through restorative conferences, mediation facilitated by adults or peer mediations facilitated by peers. This level applies to a very small portion of the school population. Parents and families are valued members of our community and so can be involved at any stage of the restorative continuum.
Restorative practice has proven to be a positive approach to creating a safe and supportive environment.
Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4LSW) is a long-term approach that supports schools to create a culture where positive behaviour and learning thrive. Students are taught in very specific terms what behaviours are expected of them. There is a consistent response to these behaviours across the school. We have now shifted our focus away from the terminology of PB4L to being “The SCC Way”, at SCC this is what we expected.
The principles behind PB4L
As an on-going process, we hope to achieve:
The development of knowledge, skills and attitudes which will assist students to make an informed decision about school and post-school options, and enable effective participation in a productive working life that contributes to the economic and social betterment of the individual and community.
To achieve this general goal, a deliberate and planned scheme of activities is encouraged through a cross-curricular approach implemented by the Campus College.
Specific objectives intended to bring our school closer to this ideal situation include the following: