The counsellors provide a confidential service and work with the Pastoral Care team to support positive outcomes for students, development of resilience, strengthening self management and relationship skills. We are a restorative school and foster students development of understanding, acceptance of difference and use of conflict resolution skills. ‘Kindness can be shown in several ways:

  • Being patient with each other
  • Showing friendship, empathy, gratitude
  • Being forgiving


Our Guidance counsellors are able to refer to agencies beyond school as needed to support students. This includes:

  • PHO counsellors
  • Te Tomika Trust
  • Ngai Te Rangi


Tauranga Girls' College has 2 counsellors available to support students and their whānau.

Referrals can be made via email or phone 07) 578 8114 followed by the extensions provided below:

Ms Judy Burr
Guidance Counsellor


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Ms Chantal Stopford
Guidance Counsellor


[email protected]