Student Wellbeing and Support is an important factor to the Onslow Community. At Onslow we provide a variety of different services and support systems to ensure student wellbeing is a high priority.

Onslow College provides experienced, on-site guidance counselors for all students needing any support. Our guidance counselors are extremely supportive and kind individuals who pride themselves on helping ākonga thrive and become their best selves.

Another feature of our Student Wellbeing and Support is a "Buddy Programme" for students new to Onslow College. This service is called Manaakitanga@Onslow and allows students to become involved in the betterment of their community.

For more information on these, please continue reading the information supplied on this page.


Counselling and Resources

The Guidance Department at Onslow College exists to support Onslow students, whatever the issue! Feel free to drop by our offices to introduce yourself, or you can request a counselling appointment at this link.

Our Counsellors

Rebecca Cottis

Rebecca Cottis
Lead Guidance Counsellor

Kia ora, 

My name is Rebecca and I have the absolute privilege and honor of being your Lead Counsellor here at Onslow! I am super passionate about providing counselling to the rangatahi at Onslow as I am an ex Onslow College student myself.

I have spent my whole professional career dedicated to walking alongside young people and I am always here and happy to help- about anything!  

Please do get in touch with any questions or concerns, or fill out our referral form above. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mā te wā.


Logan Valk
Sahra Birtwistle


Buddy Programme

Manaakitanga@Onslow is our "Buddy Programme" for students new to Onslow College.

Not only does it help with the students integration into Onslow College, it is also a great leadership opportunity for Years 10-13 students to welcome new students into the school and enable them to fully take part in school life.

2023 Buddy applications are now open!

Students who wish to apply to be a buddy will be confident, friendly, good communicators and most importantly be kind.

Please fill in this form if you wish to be apart of Manaakitanga@Onslow.

Any queries please email Alyx Devlin.

Resources for Students and Parents

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