Services in Schools

MASSiSS – Multi Agency Support Services in Secondary Schools

Dove Hawke’s Bay has a social worker based at Flaxmere College. The role of the social worker is to support students and their families who, from time to time, may be faced with issues that affect their wellbeing or their school work. These issues may include:

  • Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Peer pressure
  • Pregnancy
  • Family violence
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Family “stuff”
  • Social skills
  • Communication
  • Poor decision making

Contact can be made by phoning Flaxmere College 06-879 9833


Check and Connect Monitoring 

Youth Workers in Secondary Schools is an ongoing service that DOVE Hawke’s Bay provides. Our Mentors will “check and connect” with Year 9 or Year 10 students (who have been nominated by their school), their teachers and their caregivers, on a regular basis. The Mentors primary focus is to keep the student at school and engaged with learning.

Mentors work with the student to:

  • Motivate and encourage students at school
  • Set realistic and achievable goals
  • Support and engage with learning
  • Monitor progress in school

Our mentors do not replace Counsellors, Social Workers or Truancy officers within the school environment.