James Hargest College is a student-focused school. The staff are enthusiastic and positive and work hard to develop strategies which will provide students with a safe physical and emotional environment. Our goal is zero tolerance for any behaviour which makes students feel uncomfortable.
|Junior Campus Homeroom
|Students spend the majority of their day with their homeroom teacher. The homeroom teacher gets to know the “whole” student and provides support, advice and guidance for them. Homeroom teachers liaise with home, keeping parents updated with pastoral and academic information.
|Senior Campus Form Teachers
|Form teachers take a personal interest in the progress and achievement of their students. Students meet with their Form Teachers at Form Time two times a week. Form Teachers stay with their form class throughout their time at the Senior Campus.
|At the Senior Campus, there is a Head of House, a Senior Dean (Years 11 – 13) and a Junior Dean (Years 9-10) for each of our four Houses; Hamilton, Menzies, Thomson and Watson. At the Junior Campus, there is one dean for each year level. Deans oversee the welfare and progress of their students and provide academic and pastoral support for students in their care. A list of Deans can be found here.
|The guidance team at James Hargest works with students and their families to provide a sound support base so that any problems can be identified and addressed. You can find more information about our Guidance team and services here.
|Peer Support is designed to make the transition to high school easier by giving small groups of Year 9 students a Year 13 “buddy”. Students follow a programme of orientation and initiative activities. They are able to discuss school-related issues and build a relationship with their “buddy”. This contact continues throughout the year and offers on-going support and guidance.
|Some year 9 students are given additional support with year 13 student mentors. They give motivational and goal setting advice.
Available on both campuses:
Senior Campus: Wednesdays 1.35pm-2.10pm in the Guidance Counsellor’s Office
Junior Campus: Every second Thursday (enquire at Junior Campus office)
Onsite Physiotherapy – SportsMed Southland
Available at the Senior Campus to both Junior and Senior Campus students.
No charge if ACC covered (normally $12 adults, $8 students)
Must have consent form signed by parent/caregiver before making an appointment. Consent forms are available at the Sick Bay Office and by clicking here.