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CGA has a comprehensive and effective pastoral care network that underpins a student’s entire experience at our school.
Our pastoral care programme provides guidance, advice and nurturing support for CGA students, as well as intervening in times of need. It enables each CGA student to become considerate and perceptive, able to tackle life's challenges head-on.
The CGA Pastoral Care Team provides the following support for students:
As part of the Pastoral Care network at CGA the school is fortunate the have the experience of Jan Blair as our school counsellor, providing services to both students and staff.
Jan is available to provide guidance and support in personal issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, grief, life transitions, adjusting to change, conflict, lack of motivation and confidence, time management and general coping with school and life.
Jan’s aim is to guide you to develop strategies to overcome the impediments to achieving feelings of positive wellbeing, forming effective relationships, achievement at school and belief in one’s self. She will work with you to achieve this.
All sessions and communications will be confidential.
Through Crimson Education-owned facilities and partnerships with institutes across New Zealand, CGA students have access to: study spaces, meeting rooms, science laboratories, social activities (such as theatre, dance and sports facilities) and examination centres.
As CGA’s global student body grows we are actively working to provide access to similar facilities in many more regions.
We facilitate online or in-person (and in some cases both) examination arrangements for all enrolled students, regardless of location.
CGA students are provided with world-class support in career and university counselling. Students have access to experienced admission experts through Crimson Education, as well as industry contacts.
Previously, these contacts have included former university admissions officers, Crimson alumni who have gained admissions into competitive scholarships, universities and companies beyond their schooling career and also outreach representatives from companies like Y Combinator and PwC.
We provide students with full support in preparing school university admissions documents, including an official transcript, recommendation letters and direct admissions counsellor communications to universities.
We encourage students and their parents to direct any questions directly to the relevant teacher or Dean through the various methods provided: email, office hours, phone call and more. Students will also have access to their tutors regarding academic queries. If the matter requires escalation, then the Principal or Deputy Principal should be contacted.
CGA will ensure that all students will be provided with a safe learning environment.
CGA has experienced and talented teachers and specialist counselling staff who have worked in many of the best schools in NZ and across the world.
All CGA classes are recorded for the protection of students. The school has robust policies regarding the inappropriate use of the online space. The students will be inducted into the school’s expectations of behaviour.
Yes. Students will attend group classes on important social development topics. Students will also have private access to a trained counsellor when required.