New School Counsellor
Nigel Pizzini was appointed in February to fill the position of Counsellor at the college. Mr Bill Kinghorn who had been the counsellor for nearly ten years retired at the end of February 2012. Nigel joined the Support Services team at the end of March 2012.
Nigel has a background in teaching and wide counselling experience in a number of high schools, community agencies, and private practice, specialising in counselling boys, men and families. He completed a Masters of Counselling in 1997 and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
All students and staff are entitled to request appointments whenever a conversation about an issue or difficulty may be helpful. Teachers and Deans can encourage students to meet with Nigel in support of class-room or life concerns when that seems appropriate. Likewise, parents are welcome to make contact and discuss any issues or worries they may have about their son/daughter. All conversations with the counsellors are confidential, as required by their professional code of ethics. To make contact please email Nigel, phone him on 481 0141 Ext. 714 or contact Vicki Royal (Head of Department).
Nigel Pizzini (M.Couns) MNZAC