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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.

Deans

Seven Deans support our students in the Junior School. These skilled and experienced teachers oversee the well-being of students in their year level and are a point of contact for parents.

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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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Student Mentors and Mediators

The roles of Student Mentors and Peer Mediators offer support as well as service and leadership opportunities to students in the Junior School. Through these support roles students provide assistance on the playground, helping others to resolve differences, providing avenues for younger students to ask for help and acting as a role model for their peers.

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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Houses

Four Houses encompass all students and teachers at Kristin and form a significant part of the Kristin culture. In the Junior School, House Captains are elected from the student body in Year 6 and these students lead their peers in fun and competitive activities, helping to develop a rich team culture throughout the school. 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.

Support Programmes and Presentations

On occasion our Well-Being team run support programmes and offer presentations for parents and students on various elements of parenting and well-being. These courses and events are publicised via the school newsletter, calendar and the Upcoming Events feed of the website. For more information on what courses are available email Jane Falkiner, Director of Well-Being Services.

Visit our Downloads and Resources section to view previous presentations and support material.

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Junior School News 
Treble Clefs win Gold at Kids Sing
Congratulations to our Treble Clefs Choir of the Junior School who won Gold at the Kids Sing on Monday night. Accompanied by Junior...
Year 4 Mind Lab Excursion
As part of our Unit of Inquiry '‘How we organise ourselves', the Year 4 students visited Mind Lab to inquire into the Technology and...
Hands Alive Puppet Theatre
The central idea for our Year 0 inquiry unit this term is ‘Stories inform and entertain us and help our imaginations to grow.’ Last week,...
1B Action Heroes
Last term the Year 1 students and teachers noticed a problem in the school yard.  When they arrived at school on Monday morning,...
Junior School Bouquets
Congratulations to the following students:   Year 0 Claire Bao for being courageous and writing a story with a...
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Upcoming Events 
Blokes Breakfast
Friday 25th August
KFF Dads Drinks
Wednesday 30th August
KFF Creative Arts Workshop
Tuesday 5th September
KFF Ladies' Day Out
Tuesday 19th September
KFF Dads' Workshop for Little Doves
Sunday 24th September
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