Middle School Pastoral Care | Scots College

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care at Scots involves the management of the welfare and activities of students and is overseen by the Pastoral Care Committee.

This committee represents the interests of specific groups of students from Years 7 – 13 including the Middle & Senior School Houses, international students, boarders, and those with particular learning and medical concerns. School counselling is provided by the Guidance Counselor, who together with the staff seek the emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing of all at Scots. This work is ably supported by the school nurses who run the medical Health Centre during school hours.

The eight houses of the Middle & Senior Schools provide the primary means of pastoral care and support to students from Years 9-13, together with the various inter-house sport and cultural activities. House Deans lead houses and teachers act as tutors in the House tutor groups, which enable more individual care and conversation about the needs of the boys.

Where more specialist care is required for students or families, referrals are made to specialist organisations which support the emotional and psychological well-being of individuals and family groups.

Staff here at Scots are here to support our students and families.

In the first instance, make contact with your son or daughter’s House Dean. You can also get in touch with our school counsellor, Jackie Calder, as well as the Deputy Principals (Pastoral and Operational) in the Senior and Middle Schools, Jason Laverock, Amanda Gibbs and Will Struthers. Their contact details are below.

Jackie Calder calderj@scotscollege.school.nz

Will Struthers (Middle School) struthersw@scotscollege.school.nz

Amanda Gibbs (Senior School)  gibbsa@scotscollege.school.nz

Jason Laverock (Senior School)  dpss@scotscollege.school.nz

Jackie can be reached on 027 2254 180  from 8am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday at the College. These are Jackie’s normal working hours. 

Appointments can be made online with Jackie. Follow this link or e mail Jackie using the e mail address above


Outside of these hours, there are agencies which you can contact to seek advice, guidance or help about a number of different issues.

These are:

The Mental Health Foundation of NZ has updated its wellbeing tips and continues to offer sound advice and guidance on a range of different issues.

1737  You can call or text  1737 to talk with a trained Counsellor for free 24hrs a day 7 days a week.

Youthline  0800 37 66 33  free txt 234
Email: Talk@youthline.co.nz

Kidsline 0800 KIDSLINE  0800 54 37 54

Whatsup 0800 942 87 87 for Kids Teens and Family

Parent Helpline 0800 568 856

0800 299 100
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