Coming to a new school can be quite daunting. We have an extensive network set up to provide the help and support that is needed for students and parents.
The school Guidance Counsellors provide assistance and support for issues either at school or at home. Any student can access the guidance counsellor by leaving a note in the container outside her office door or directly making an appointment with her. Our school Guidance Counsellors see individual students who require special intervention which falls outside the scope of the Tutor Group and Year level Deans role.
Students may self refer, parents may refer directly or staff members may refer.
Any conversation which takes place with the Counsellor is confidential, unless all parties have agreed that it may be discussed. Exceptions to this are cases where confidentiality may allow a harmful situation to either arise or continue.
To make an appointment please complete an appointment form in V1.
Hamilton Girls’ High School has a well-established library with a large, diverse collection of books and magazines for recreational reading and research. The library also has computers for student use, access to online databases, a printer and photocopier.
Library Opening Hours
Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri – 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Tuesday – 8.00 am to 3.00 pm.
What is the Hillary Centre all about?
The Hillary Centre intake has changed over the years. It evolved from a place for students with mostly disciplinary problems to a safe place for students referred for a variety of reasons, only few with behaviour issues.
The Hillary Centre is for students who:
Need time out because of inability to concentrate and therefore profit from working in a quiet place to catch up
Are referred by the Guidance Team
Are referred by their Dean or Senior Manager for academic support or withdrawal from classes for a short term
Are referred as a result of a parental concern
Students are only in Hillary with the permission of parents
Students are generally out for a short period of time
A student’s situation is reviewed on a regular basis
What happens if I want to see the nurse
All students are to complete appointment forms which can be collected from outside the Student Reception. They are to place the forms into the locked box. For appointments made during class time, the nurse will notify the students of their appointment time. Students may visit the nurse without an appointment only at morning break or lunchtime.
The nurse will be available immediately for emergency situations
Girls who are unwell will be assessed by the school nurse. If the nurse is unavailable a first aid certificate holder will assess them
The school nurse/first aider is required to remain at school to be available in case of other emergencies. Only in exceptional circumstances will she accompany a student off site. If the nurse/first aider is to accompany a student off site, a member of the senior management team is to be informed
First aid treatment will be given at school as appropriate
If student requires emergency or further medical attention from a doctor or hospital, parents are to be called to transport their daughter to the appropriate treatment facility
If the parent/caregiver is unable to arrange transport we will offer to ring an ambulance. Parents/caregivers are responsible for any ambulance and/or medical costs incurred
First aid treatment is to be administered as per the health and treatment form signed by parents on enrolment
What happens if I want to see the doctor
Call at the Health Clinic and make an appointment through the school nurse. The Doctor is in school each week.
Health Clinic Hours
Monday to Friday – 9.30am – 2.30pm