Social Worker in Schools

Introducing our new Social Worker

Hi everyone! My name is Laura Christie and I am the new social worker in Prebbleton School. 

I am employed by the Christchurch Methodist Mission to work in various schools around the greater Christchurch area. I will be based in Prebbleton School on Thursday mornings from 8.30am until lunchtime. If you have any concerns about your child or family, please feel free to come and see me at the parent/caregiver drop-in between 8.30am and 9am on Thursday mornings (please ask the office staff which room I’m in). 

I can support your child to build resilience by teaching them strategies to help manage their emotions and build on their social skills. If you have concerns about your child in regard to anxiety, anger, emotional regulation, social skills, parent separation, impulse control, self-esteem, or any other matter, please feel free to contact me. I mostly work one-to-one with children, however, if there is a common need among a few children (e.g. social skills), a group can be run. 

The school may also feel the need to refer your child to me; however, if this is the case, they will speak to you prior to making the referral. If you would like any more information on what I can help with, please feel free to contact me. 

My contact details are: laurac@mmsi.org.nz or 0276056151. My work hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm.