Childhood should be about discovery, learning and having fun.
However, for some children, numerous issues at home mean they are bogged down by worries and problems that affect them and their time at school.
A grant from Harcourts Tandem Realty Ltd, which has offices in Orewa, Whangaparaoa, Warkworth, Snells Beach, Helensville and Silverdale, means that some students at Stanmore Bay School will receive counselling to help them cope with difficult circumstances.
Principal Carol Abley says the $5, 147 grant will benefit a number of students, as well as their classmates and teachers who are affected by disruptive behaviour.
Harcourts Tandem Realty Ltd Co-Director Karl Martinovich says his team is very pleased to be able to support Stanmore Bay School, with many friends and family having a connection to the school.