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Peer Support Program

 
Peer Support Australia provides school communities with an evidence based, peer led approach to enhance the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people. The Peer Support Program is integrated into curricula and sustained through all year groups. It supports positive cultural change within schools by incorporating a range of strategies developed through collaboration with members of the whole school community for the specific needs of the school.

 

Students wishing to become a Peer Leader must firstly apply, if successful they are invited to attend a two day intensive training course, after which they will begin conducting weekly lessons with Year 7 classes in Term 4.  The Peer Support Program;

  • provides opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills which can be utilised other areas
  • develops confidence in students
  • builds positive relationships across the school
  • assists student sin gaining skills which are highly regarded by employers
  • increases interpersonal skills and improves personal relationships
  • provides opportunities to demonstrate initiative
  • develops organisational and time management skills
  • enhances relationships within the year group.