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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 
Hockey Success National Champions
Congratulations to the North Harbour U13 boys'  hockey team who are National Champions after winning the Hatch Cup for the first time...
Tennis Success
Macsen Sisam (Yr 12) has been away competing in China in the Guangzhou and Beijing ITF Youth Tennis Tournaments, where he made the...
NZ National Synchro Swimming Championships
Vanessa Burmeister, competed in the Synchro Swim NZ National Championships held in Invercargill during the school holidays. Vanessa...
Cheerleading Selections
Congratulations to both Victoria Ford and Erika Bruce in being selected for the New Zealand All Girl Team, and Erika for also making the...
Fencing Championships
Congratulations to the following Kristin students that represented NZ and placed highly at the Oceania Cadet Championships in Noumea, New...
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