• Print Page Content



Kia ora to the Naenae community,

My name is Kathryn Gray, and I have just started as the Social Worker in Schools at Barnardos for Naenae Primary and Rata Street School. I have just completed the third of four years of my Masters Applied in Social Work at Massey University. I have been working as a social worker for four years on the Kapiti Coast, where I live, and have experience in community mentoring and work with primary-aged children.

Within the school community I am here to provide social support and information to children and their families, a listening ear, and new skills to help children in tough times. This is a free service, and involvement from families is their choice.   

As a Social Worker in Schools, I am here to:

·  Listen to you and speak with you, especially if you are worried about something

·  Support a positive school environment where children are nurtured and valued

·  Help you find some new ways to do things

·  Talk to your family

·  Talk to your teachers when things are bothering you

·  Help you to get on well with your siblings and family

·  Help you get on better at school, in class and in the playground

·  Support you through hard times or when changes happen

I can be contacted on the phone, and I am located by room 12A at Rata Street School.

Kathryn Gray
Social Worker in Schools
Barnardos - Naenae Cluster
C/- Rata Street Primary School
Rata Street, Naenae
Lower Hutt 5011
Office: 04 577 8176
Email: kathryn.gray@ratastreet.school.nz