Some children are coming to school hungry or cold, and may be witnessing violence, drug abuse or experiencing poverty at home yet those under Year 9 at school don't have counsellors to talk about the issue with. Principal say some children struggle to concentrate or lash out. They speak to Cira Olivier about their plea for counsellors to be funded in primary and intermediate schools.

Violence, drug abuse, death, poverty and suicide are some of the traumas Rotorua children are exposed to according to principals who are pleading for counsellors to be funded in primary and intermediate schools.

Instead of

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