Students are divided into whānau groups at each year level 9-13. Whānau teachers are the first point of contact for pastoral matters as they see students regularly.
Year level deans
Deans are responsible for overall well-being of students in their year level, including welcoming of new students, timetable construction/changes and course selection. Deans also monitor students who are not achieving to their potential ensuring appropriate action is taken when required.
To contact your child’s dean, please click on the links below:
Year 9 Dean – Ms Melissa Clarke
Year 10 Dean – Mr Rick Harlow
Year 11 Dean – Mr Joel Hammond
Year 12 Dean – Mr Charles Grubb
Year 13 Dean – Mrs Kara Ross
Riccarton High School has two counsellors who ensure students receive information to assist them to make positive, informed and appropriate decisions about their future. The counsellors are also available if students have specific concerns about anything at school or home.
To contact a school counsellor, please click on the links below:
Learning Support Co-ordinator
The Learning Support Co-ordinator oversees extra learning support required by students who have been diagnosed with specific learning disabilities, physical disabilities or behavioural disorders, so that they can be more successful in the classroom. Click here for more information.
Riccarton High School has a schoolwide career development programme. It is a student-centred, holistic approach where the students at each year level are interviewed either individually or in small groups on an annual basis. The Careers Adviser also has access to comprehensive network of employers and tertiary institutions allowing for individual pathways to be developed dependent on student need.