Social Worker

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Papakura Normal School is fortunate to have a full time (SWiS) Social Worker in Schools. Mrs Kathy Hori began working in the school in August 2012 and currently has her office beside the back entrance into the ICT Suite.

The role of a Social Worker in Schools is to work with families and the school to achieve improved educational outcomes for students. A positive link between home and school is critical for the educational development of all students. There are many aspects to the role of the Social Worker in Schools and parents are more than welcome to initiate contact with Kathy.

Kathy is available to assist with various issues including:

  • Attendance
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Behavior Difficulties
  • Social skills
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals to outside agencies

Kathy Hori Contact Details

Mobile 027 6522563

Email to kathyh@papnormal.school.nz