The Peer Support Program is a peer led, skills based, experiential learning program that empowers your younger students to support each other and contribute positively to the school climate. It provides Year 7 students with a supportive learning environment in which to develop the skills, understandings, attitudes and strategies to improve their mental, social and emotional wellbeing. It allows our Year 10 students the opportunity to experience authentic leadership opportunities and develop key such as assertiveness, decision making, problem solving and leadership in support of our whole school approach to support positive student wellbeing.
How does the Peer Support Program work?
- Sub School Coordinators and Year 10 Peer Support Leaders attend a one day Implementation Workshop. The Workshop allows the Coordinators and students to explore ways of assisting young students with the issues they face when making the transition into secondary schools Peer Leaders facilitate sessions from one of the 8 session modules.
- Supervising Teachers provide support to the Peer Leaders through training, briefing, debriefing and supervision during the sessions.
How does the Peer Support Program support other initiatives?
- Outcomes of the Peer Support Program have links to curriculum areas, especially Health and Physical Education, English and History.
- Supports the development of General Capabilities within the Australian Curriculum.
- Enhances complementary initiatives such as the B E I N G C O U R A G E O U S program MindMatters, National Safe Schools Framework,
- Contributes towards the development of positive school culture.
- Emphasises the adoption of a whole school approach to include teachers, parents and students in promoting wellbeing.