Counselling in Schools
as at 13 November 2021
Additional funding is available for schools. More information can be found in the MOE Bulletin. However below is the information from Maryanne O’Hare – Manager of Learning Support in Auckland
As this fund is specifically related to the extended lockdown in Auckland, allocation will be focused in Term 4 2021. For that reason, schools and kura should only apply once. If further funding is available, you will be advised of the opportunity to make a second application.
- One application per school or kura, with the exception of an additional application if the school has a rumaki or bilingual unit.
- Funding will be allocated at a contribution of $100 per (hour) session with a cap of $1000 for individual ākonga. Group-based applications with a cap of $3000 per group with a maximum of 3 groups per school or kura.
- No personal information on ākonga | learners is needed. Please do not include any information on the application form that may identify individual ākonga | learners.
- Year 6 to 9 ākonga
- COVID-19 and the recent Delta outbreak impact
- Ākonga Māori and Pacific learners
- Deciles 1 – 3
- Whānau centric
A one-off contestable fund of $1.5m is available to enable schools and kura to contract additional counselling support services to help ākonga in Auckland deal with mental health and wellbeing issues caused by the impact of COVID-19.
- Providers the school or kura has an existing relationship with.
- Other services that meet the purpose of the fund, for example Iwi providers, kaumātua and other forms of community counselling support.
- Invoice based payment for counsellor service provided.
It is not essential to fund qualified counsellors. However, schools and kura must take appropriate steps to ensure that the service purchased complies with their child safety policy as per the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014, and privacy standards.
- to boost counsellor staffing arrangements in secondary schools.
- on anything that is not counselling support for individuals or groups of ākonga at schools or kura in the Auckland region.
If you have questions or need help please contact your local Learning Support team for more information and guidance.
In July 2021 the Paihere LSC & Pastoral Care team network had a presentation by Ewald Crause (Learning Support MOE), about Te Rito. The national repository for learning information. Below are links to further information and Ewald’s Presentation.
You can contact the Te Rito project team at TeRito@education.govt.nz.
Waitemata DHB Family and Child Services
In March 2021 the Paihere LSC & Pastoral Care team network had a presentation by the Waitemata DHB Public Health Nurse team and Dental Team about the services they offer. Here are some helpful links to the information they talked about