Flaxmere College prides itself on being a friendly, supportive, safe and caring school that provides a positive environment in which students can learn.
Each student receives individual care and attention that encourages them to value themselves and value others.  We promote personal and school pride and we base our relationships on mutual respect.
Students have a wide range of people who are there to support them.  We have a well structured pastoral care system based on form classes.  The form teacher and level Dean are the first points of contact.  We also have counsellors for both careers and guidance.  We offer learning support and we have our own attendance workers who support students in getting to school.

Student Heath Centre
The on-site Health Centre provides free doctor (Sandra Jessop) and practice nurse (Lois Dawson) services to all students at particular times during the week. 

Lois Dawson
1:30 - 2.05
3:15 - 4:00
1:30 - 2.05
3:15 - 4:00
  1:30 - 2.05
3:15 - 4:00
Sandra Jessop
1:15 - 2:30pm   1:15 - 2:30pm   1:15 - 2:30pm

Scripts from the doctor can be filled free of charge at the Flaxmere Primary.

The service provided at the Health Centre is confidential.

Guidance Counsellor
There are always times in one's life when things do not work out the way one would like them to.  In times of concern, confusion or worry, it helps to talk to someone else.  The Guidance Counsellor is trained to help students cope with a wide range of issues.  They have the time to sit down with a student or parent, really listen and confidentiality is ensured.  Our Guidance Counsellor can be contacted via the College Office.

Social Worker
The College has an onsite social worker who comes to us in partnership with DOVE Hawkes Bay.  She is happy to make home visits and assist both families and students. 
Ms Rochelle Tango can be contacted via the College Office or at:


Careers Advisor
It is important that students are aware of career possibilities but also important to know what subjects are need to pursue these careers.
Courses chosen at Year 11, 12, 13 and 14 can have an influence on future study options.  The Careers Adviser holds information on a wide range of careers, as well as additional courses and programmes that are available to further your education.
Ms Di Strawbridge can be contacted via the College Office or at:

The Dean's job is primarily to do with student welfare.  In most cases this involves not only working with the student, but also with their parents/caregivers.  The Dean is also available to provide guidance and support.

The College library is available to all students and is well equipped with books, computers, scanners, copiers and access to the internet.  This is a great place to come and study, read or use computers for research.

The school canteen is open during break times and offers a range of hot and cold food and drinks.

The uniform shop is located in the College hall and is open on:



Wednesdays 12.45 - 3.00pm
Fridays 12.45 - 3.00pm