Hauora & wellbeing


As a college, we want to support every learner who is finding their studies or general life more difficult than usual.

Our team of counsellors aim to help learners navigate through these difficult times by helping to find their own solutions, coping strategies or linking them in with external agencies. Our counsellors at Rolleston College have diverse sets of knowledge, skills and experience. Each counsellor is appropriately trained and maintains a professional registration with an external association.

Our counselling team offers a free and confidential service for learners. They accept self-referrals, or referrals from whānau and staff who are concerned about a learner. 

How do I get an appointment with one of our Counsellors?

  • You can ask your parent, or any teacher that you like and trust to make an appointment for you.
  • You can email us and ask for an appointment at any time on our shared email counsellors@rollestoncollege.nz
  • Or you can drop in to see us at any time to ask us to book an appointment. 

After a referral is made, an appointment will be booked, and we will send a slip asking to meet with you 

In an emergency, arrangements will be made to see the student on the same day.

The councelling team - Marc Mulholland, Malcolm Scott, and Paula de Roeper.

Reasons you may want to talk to a counsellor 

Need to talk to someone & get something off your chest?

Struggling with mental health, anxiety, emotions or stress?

Concerned for yourself, a friend or a whanau member?

Concerned for your personal or physical safety?

Health services

The Rolleston College Nurses are experienced and qualified in adolescent healthcare. They are from the Te Tahi Youth team (formerly 298), who are the leaders of youth healthcare in Canterbury. All care is private and confidential for your learner, but we will work in partnership with parents and caregivers when they prefer.

Nurses provide:

  • Youth health assessments

  • Vision and hearing screening

  • Injury assessment and care including ACC

  • Period support

  • Contraception

  • Prescriptions for common conditions

  • A friendly place to sit and talk about anything!

The nurse clinic is: 

  • A self-referral clinic via reception

  • Open between 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday

  • Supported by reception staff who are first aid trained

  • Situated in the administration building.


​​​​​​​Via reception: 03 595 2490 ext 4024

Direct line: 03 930 0086