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Student Support

At the heart of Kristin's values is a belief that the best education does more than simply instil knowledge in the minds of students. By nurturing the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of our students at Kristin we enable them to grow and develop to their potential, while offering support in a safe and positive environment.

Because the needs of our students differ between the age groups, each school is structured in a way to best support the needs of its students. In the Middle School this structure is evident in the Senior Leadership team where the three Assistant Principals oversee Teaching and Learning, Pastoral Care and Administration and Communications.

Deans

Five Deans support our students in the Middle School. Students in Year 7 are under the care of Mrs Deborah Plummer and transition to their House Dean during Term 4 for the rest of their time in the Middle School. These skilled and experienced teachers oversee the well-being of students in their care and are a point of contact for parents. As students progress through the Middle School, their House Dean remains with them, providing stability, familiarity and consistency throughout their four years in the school.

In Year 10 all students will meet with their Senior School Dean in preparation for entering into Year 11. This handover helps students with the transition to the Senior School and their subject choices.

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Wellness Centre

Kristin offers a purpose-built Wellness Centre that encompasses health, counselling, chaplaincy and attendance. The Well-Being team works in collaboration with students, staff and parents to enhance well-being at Kristin. We aim to create and maintain an environment where individuals can flourish and achieve their full potential.

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ICT Helpzone

An important branch of Information Services at Krisitn, our skilled and helpful ICT team is available to support students with queries relating to our Digital Learning Programme and BYO devices. ICT Services is located on the first floor of the Library Information Centre (LIC). Whilst on campus, students can visit during the school day. During Term Breaks, visits are welcome however appointments are necessary.

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday (during term time), 8am-4.30pm
09 415 9566 Ext 2414
boost@kristin.school.nz

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International Student Support Services

In addition to general support, the Deans and the International Services team work closely together to ensure all International Students feel welcome at Kristin. Student Visa holders can expect the following assistance from the International Services team:

  • Orientation guidance
  • First Language assistance
  • Home-stay selection and monitoring
  • Visa renewal advice
  • Student progress interviews
  • Parent/guardian communications

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Houses

Four Houses encompass all students and teachers at Kristin and form a significant part of the Kristin culture. The House spirit is most evident at school events such as Athletics, Swimming Sports and House Music.

Apollo – Blue
Jupiter – Red
Mariner – Green
Saturn – Yellow

From the point of enrolment, students remain in the same house throughout their time at the school. Where possible students are enrolled in the same House as their siblings/parents when a family history exists.

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Middle School News 
North Island Orienteering Championships
A small team of Kristin Orienteers travelled to Taupo last Friday to compete at the NISS Orienteering Championships. This event coincided...
Middle School Bouquets
Congratulations to the following students:   Year 7 Sam Elworthy and Adriana Field for their excellent voice over...
High in the Sky
On Friday 19 May, Year 7 and 8 went to electives in our groups. My group to Rocket Ropes. We hopped on to the bus and rode the 50 minute...
Mind-Lab Mysteries
We had a day of robots! Hovercrafts! Setting traps for thieves! Hydraulics! Science! When it came to electives, I was lucky enough to...
Cultural Smorgasbord
For Electives, we got to experience a range of different cultures. First, we made crepes with Madame Simpson and Madame Scarborough. We...
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Upcoming Events 
Queen's Birthday
Monday 5th June
International Peace Night Concert
Wednesday 7th June - Thursday 8th June
AKSS Cross-Country Champs
Thursday 8th June
Student Council Trip
Friday 9th June
KFF Creative Arts Workshop
Tuesday 13th June
The Big Sing
Tuesday 13th June - Friday 16th June
Year 7/8 Movie Night
Friday 16th June
Concert
Wednesday 21st June
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