Clive Bickerstaff - Guidance Counsellor
Mr C Bickerstaff, BA (Hons) Economics, MSc (Dist) Logistics, Grad Dip Counselling Practice, Grad Cert Counselling Skills
At Tararua College we have a full-time Guidance Counsellor, Clive Bickerstaff. He has a post-graduate counselling qualifications, and is a provisional member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. He abides by our asssociation's Code of Ethics which means that confidentiality is maintained unless there is imminent risk to safety.
• The Counsellor works in his office in the main Admin building
There is a broad range of targeted programmes to enhance the health and well being of students made available at the college. Most programmes are run as part of the teacher and learning time students might experience in health classes.
In addition, the pastoral support of students is taken very seriously with all staff obligated under the Vulnerable Children Act 2015 to meet legal responsibilities.
The College provides pastoral care through teachers, deans, mentors and counselling. At each level of engagement there is an opportunity to help students manage any stress that they may be under and which may be inhibiting their educational pathway.
There are a few externally sourced providers that offer a different educational slant or perspective for students to help them remember:
1) Keeping safe and the importance of self-care
2) Understanding the nature of healthy relationships
3) Understanding the nature of consent
4) Learning about diversity and self-identity.
The programmes externally sourced fall into several main themes:
It is evident from the way that some students behave at college that, at times, there is a lot going on in their lives at home. Therefore, it is everyone's responsibility that students receive help and assistance when they need it for their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual welfare and sometimes this might mean that the adults in their lives, outside college, need to reach out for help.
The directory below provides a list of services and contacts for anyone to contact.
It is a living document and we seek your support and help in maintaining up to date information. Please contact Clive at TC with your comments. (Last update 23/10/17 with a general edit)
He oranga ngākau, He pikinga waiora (Positive feelings in your heart will raise your sense of self-worth)
Responsibility and Services at the College => TC's approach towards meeting its obligations can be read in the Child Protection Procedure.
List of NGOs
List of Ministries / Agencies
Ministry Of Health
Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (launched 1st April 2017 - incorporates CYFs and some additional MSD functions)
Ministry Of Education
New Zealand Government Acts governing the Student’s education and well being
Additional wellbeing web sites offering support
Documents for additional information