Waitākere College

Support & Guidance Team

Associate Principal / Pastoral Care Leader

Mrs Olivia Fugmann [email protected]

Learning Support

Ms Lindsey Scott our SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator) [email protected] works closely with Learning Support Coordinator Ms Katie Turner [email protected] and the rest of the Learning Support Team as well as the pastoral and academic teams within our school, alongside students, whānau, and teaching staff, to help ensure that individual student’s learning and/or behaviour needs are met. For more information about Learning Support please CLICK HERE.

Youth Workers

We have two full time Youth Workers.

Mr Marcus Nathuran is our Māori Youth Worker [email protected]
Ms Wez Itamua is our Pasifika Youth Worker [email protected]

Our Youth Workers are involved in many aspects of school life; working alongside staff and working with students. As part of our Pastoral Care Team, the Youth Workers work closely with our students and families, in various areas, helping and supporting them.  A huge part of this role involves daily attendance monitoring, one on one mentoring, home visits, family group conferences and supporting our families when we can with financial hardship, students with school uniforms, and overseeing the Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches.  
Youth workers are also present in the classroom with Service Academy & Samoan language classes. They work closely with Police, Oranga Tamariki and Managed Moved Attendance. Our youth workers are also involved in sports coaching, special interest group mentoring and cultural clubs.

Student Centre
Mrs Linda O'Gorman runs our Student Centre [email protected]
This is where the uniform shop is and Mrs O'Gorman also helps students with many queries, issues passes and timetables and can connect students with all pastoral care services and staff.

School Nurses.
Are located in the Student Centre. If you need to collect your child during school hours please come to the student centre to meet them and sign them out.
for more info on our School Nurses and health services CLICK HERE

Counselling Team
We have 3 Counsellors here at Waitākere College

To self-refer, send an email to:[email protected] 
Or go to Support Services during interval or lunchtime, fill out a referral form and give it to Brigg Wood. If his door is shut, give it to another counsellor or post it under the door.
Or you can ask a teacher or your parents to refer you.
See our Counselling page for more info CLICK HERE

Careers Guidance

The careers team help our students as they make decisions for the future. Each term they visit a different year group to provide career information. Our major focus is on option choosing and individual interviews with our year 13’s to support decision-making about life beyond school. We also look after scholarships.

Students are offered help with CVs, any online applications, paper and online resources, Studylink and all parts of the University application process.

The Careers department organise a Term 3 Futures Expo for our seniors to coincide with option choices. ITO’s, the Health Board, the Defence Force, Police and tertiary providers all come along to show our students what is available beyond school. Careers are very involved with our CSI (course selection) interviews with all Year 11s and 12s and visit Year 10s to help with their Year 11 option choices.

To see us students can come in to book a time or email us either to ask a question or for a booking. Contact Mark Sizer [email protected]


Year 9 Deans
Ms Xanthe Webb [email protected]
Mr Declan Mulcahy [email protected]

Year 10 Deans
Mr Alexander Mallabar [email protected]
Mr Ajay Marwaha [email protected]

Year 11 Dean
Ms Lucy Gardyne [email protected] 

Year 12 Dean
Miss Kate Storer [email protected]

Year 13 Dean
Ms Brooke McFall [email protected]