Waitākere College


“Nā te raranga te kete tuatinitini e waihanga hei tiaki i ngā taonga e kawea” - 

Through weaving many strands a basket is formed to protect what's within

Here at Waitakere College, we offer a range of services to promote the health and wellbeing (Hauora) of our students. 

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Introducing The Guidance Team at Waitakere College - they are here to help YOU.

Katie Wasson For Support Services BrochureKatie Griff
Head Of Counselling

M.Couns, PgDipEdLead, GradDipTchg, BA, MNZAC

Kia ora. I'm privileged to have worked with taiohi in schools for many years - firstly as a teacher and in management roles, before retraining and working as a counsellor for more than a decade.  As the Head of our Waitākere team of counsellors, I am passionate about how our work as manaaki strengthens young people's hononga both to improve their wellbeing and educational outcomes. 


Brig Wood
BA, MA, Post Grad Dip Couns, Prov NZAC

I’m a Dad of 3, have taught for eight years, and continue teaching music part-time. I have been working as a counsellor for 8 years and love working with young people, helping them sort out their worries.

Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor

I am a Mum to four young adults. I love helping people identify and reconnect with the strengths within themselves, their whānua, and their culture. In reconnecting with these people are better resourced to tackle life's challenges.

I have worked in the area of mentoring young people for 10 years, it is an area that is challenging and inspiring.

How do you make an appointment?

To self-refer, send an email to: [email protected] or [email protected]
Or go to Support Services during interval or lunchtime, fill out a referral form and give it to Katie Griff. If her door is shut, give it to another counsellor or post it under her door.
Or you can ask a teacher or your parents to refer you.

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