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March 2014

Article published in The Record - weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, Year Sevens have a rip-roaring time

Students at Koble Catholic College Perth published their own article about their Peer Support Camp Click here to read the article

November 2013

Article published in the Darwin Sun November 2013, Commonwealth Bank grant for NT Top End schools

A Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund Grant will enable more Top End schools to access the Peer Support Program in 2014. Encouraging the future leaders of our country and supporting them to build on confidence and leadership skills. Click here to read the whole article

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October 2013

Article published in Parent and Citizen magazine in October 2013, Creating Positive Classrooms

Students at Normanhurst Public School have a whole-school approach in encouraging children to maintain close and caring relationships through their Peer Support Program. Click here to read the article

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August 2013

Our Ambassador, Professor Tim Sharp published an article in Education Review in August 2013, Promoting positivity in the classroom

Focussing on students who are happy are more likely to achieve their educational goals. Click here to read the article

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August 2013

Alliance of Girls Schools Magazine article on Peer Support

Toorak College feature in an article published in the Alliance of Girls Schools magazine. Click here to read the article

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September 2013

Sydney Morning Herald article on Peer Support Anti-bullying strategies

Published on 16 September 2013... Click here to view the article titled: "No blame' strategies work, but only vigilance beats the bullies

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June 2013

Dr Happy aka Dr Timothy Sharp joins Peer Support Australia as Ambassador

We are pleased to extend a warm welcome as our Ambassador. Life is too short not to be happy.
Click here to view the media release

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March 2013

Blacktown Advocate article on Peer Support

Published on 26 March 2013, Quakers Hill East Public School has been quoted to say they use the Peer Support Program to reinforce the need for children to respect others. School Principal, Ms Talintyre speaks highly of the program's outcomes for students. Click here to view the article titled: Students turn to each other for support

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February 2013

Wentworth Courier article on Peer Support

Published on 27 February 2013, Sydney Girls High School outline how the Peer Support Program assists their Year 7 students to adapt to high school life. Click here to read article titled: Girls giving support to each other

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February 2013

Pittwater Life article on Peer Support

Following the article in October 2012 Pittwater Life, Annie Hawke was prompted to write her in to share here experiences on Peer Support when she was a teacher in the 1970's. Click here to read Annie's article

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November 2012

Trinity Grammar students develop skills in empathy through the Peer Support Program November 2012

Teacher & past Peer Support coordinator Janet Wonders praises the program for developing skills students will carry with them their life long. Read the article published on 29 November 2012.
Click here to view the article

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November 2012

Stand Up 2 Bullying Campaign: Bystanders urged to help

"Bystanders need to know that telling an adult about it will not get you into trouble, but will get someone out of trouble" says Sharon Austin, General Manager of Peer Support Australia. Read the article published on 29 November 2012.
Click here to view the article

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October 2012

Avalon Public School talk about their Peer Support Program to Pittwater Life October 2012

Year 6 teacher & Peer Support coordinator Monique Gilbert with the support of the Deputy Principal Lisa Weber decided to implement the Program this year. Avalon Public School has established 101 groups of 8-10 children with 128 Year 6 Peer Support Leaders. Read the article in full and be inspired to run the Peer Support Program in your school.
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October 2012

Stamping out cyber-bullying with Peer Support

Peer Support gives schools the tools to teach students about relationships, resilience, anti-bullying, and being good role models.
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September 2012

Peer Support Australia talks in The Zone

See, read and listen to the interview - Beat bullying - refuse to suffer in silence
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July 2012

Interview with Woonona High School's Peer Support Co-ordinator, Ben Bradley and Lindsey Grenet, Education Consultant at Peer Support Aust on radio

An interview with Ben Bradley from Woonona High School & Lindsey Grenet outlines how the benefits experienced within their school in part as a result of running the Peer Support Program. Listen to the Ben talk about how the Peer Support Program has impacted on their students and how there have been positive changes seen in the school following the implementation of the Program.
Radio Interview Click here to listen to audio

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July 2012

High school pioneers close the primary gap - Media release July 2012

A high school in the Illawarra region running the Peer Support Program is to start mentoring Year 6 students from their local feeder schools to build a connection with some positive role models early on. The transition from primary school to high school can be one of the most nerve-racking times in a child's school life. The Peer Support Program assists to lessen the anxiety students might have prior to the beginning of the school year.
Click here to view the article

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March 2012

Teens need to learn leadership too, Brisbane school says - Media release March 2012

Teaching teens in years 10-12 to mentor younger students can make a huge difference for school relationships and rapport, says one of the largest independent boys schools in Brisbane.
Click here to view the article

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March 2012

Normanhurst Public School and Peer Support takes big step to fight bullying

The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper has published an article reporting on Normanhurst Public School & how they are making their school a better place through running the Peer Support Program.

Normanhurst Public School is able to offer mentoring & support to all 310 students using the Peer Support Program. The school's peer support Co-ordinator, Linda Grimmond is quoted in the article talking about how the Program promotes leadership and helps prevent bullying.


Published March 2012 in the Sydney Morning Herald.Click here to read the article

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March 2012

St Patrick's Marist College Dundas Leads the Way with the Peer Support Program

The Parramatta Advertiser newspaper has published an article reporting on St Patrick's Marist College & how they are running the Peer Support Program in their school.

Through Peer Support this large Sydney secondary school is able to offer mentoring & support to all Year 7 students. The school's joint peer support Co-ordinator, Rebecca Lawrence is quoted in the article talking about benefits of the Program. Read the article including some of the comments from Year 7 students.
Published March 2012 in the Parramatta Advertiser. Click here to read the article

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February 2012

Why we love our school leaders Parramatta school tells, Feb 2012 - Media release February 2012

Older students can make a real difference as school mentors, particularly with year 7's, and a formal program is making that happen, says one of the largest schools in the Parramatta area.
Click here to view the article

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February 2012

Peer Support Australia's background - Media release, February 2012

Article outlining Peer Support Australia's background, how we work, Research on the peer support program and how it all began.
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July 2011 - June 2012

Northern Beaches schools in the Warringah Council area receive an opportunity to use funding

Peer Support Australia, with funding from the Warringah Council, has offered Northern beaches schools an opportunity to implement the Flexible Delivery Anti-Bullying Training Package. The package includes a range of strategies for all members of the school community to make a positive contribution to reducing the incidence of bullying behaviour. This initiative has been designed for schools in the Warringah Council area who have been implementing the Peer Support Program for more than a year.

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December 2011

Mary MacKillop College update their Peer Support Training

The Adelaide Now newspaper has published an article about Mary MacKillop College & how they are running the Peer Support Program in their school.

The article outlines some of the benefits of the Program including comments from Year 10 pastoral care co-ordinator Jeanene Corbo, "It certainly builds some really good relationships between the students and they learn all sorts of things such as decision-making, self-esteem, communication and co-operation".
Published December 2011 in the Adelaide Now. Click here to read the article

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November 2011

Interview Griffith School Principal on ABC Radio

An interview with Jude Ryan Principal at St Joseph's Primary School, Hillston NSW was conducted on 22 November 2011 on ABC Radio.

St Joseph's proudly speak of the benefits experienced within their school in part as a result of running the Peer Support Program. Listen to the Principal talk about how the Peer Support Program has impacted on their students and how there have been positive changes seen in the school following the implementation of the Program.
ABC Radio Interview Click here to listen to audio

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'Peer Support Program stops school dropouts'

Published November 2011 in the Balmain Village Voice. Click here to read the article

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September 2011

'Teens in fear of missing out'

Published September 2011 in the Manly Daily. Click here to read the article

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August 2011

Local schools work harder to keep our students happy - August 2011 - Media release August 2011

As many schools struggle to deal with growing social problems, Canberra teachers are urged to revisit a student-led peer support program with 40 years experience, using positive psychology techniques
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May 2011

Townsville's changing school population needs peer support programs, says leading educator - Media release May 2011

Students need the opportunity to learn how to be leaders and be taught better values, especially given the level of movement within the Townsville school population, says a leading educator
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May 2011

Launceston schools working harder to make kids happy - Media release 16 May 2011

Launceston schools, such as Larmenier Catholic Primary School, are working harder on making their students happier.
Click here to view the article

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May 2011

Senator Helen Polley speaking to students about leadership at Larmenier Catholic Primary School in St Leonards, Tasmania


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Senator Polley talking to Grade 5 & 6 students at Larmenier School.

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March 2011

Article 'Parents urged to take bullying stand' Herald Sun dated 22 March 2011

Interview with Peer Support Australia on 22 March 2011 published in Herald Sun on Parents urged to take bullying stand

With a big rise in bullying on social media, parents need to be better informed about how their children are using technology.

Parents were crucial to preventing all forms of bullying, especially cyber bullying.

Click here to read the Herald Sun Article

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'Peer Protection' article

Published March 2011 in some or all of the following publications; Sydney's Child, Melbourne's Child, Adelaide's Child, Brisbane's Child, Canberra's Child and/or Perth's Child. Click here to view the article

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Peer Support making a difference

Published in The Weekend Australia 26-27 February 2011. Peer Support's Education Consultant, Ms Lindsey Grenet is interviewed for this article describing her career transition to working at Peer Support Australia and the difference the Peer Support Program makes to students in schools. Click here to view the article

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November 2010

Interview on Life Matters ABC

Interview with Peer Support Australia and Richard Aedy on 24 November 2010 on Life Matters ABC

Schools and bullying are two words that have traditionally gone together.

Given what we now know about the often damaging impact of bullying, increasingly schools are expected to deal with and even prevent it.

One organisation believes the answer lies not in training teachers or principals, but the students themselves.
Click here to listen to audio

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April 2010

Peninsula Pals collaborating to support the community

Peninsula Pals comprises three charitable organisations - Peer Support Australia, Sunnyfield and Bear Cottage - that work together to raise money for deserving groups in the local community

In April 2010, Peninsula Pals co-ordinated and hosted a Garden Party on the lawns of Kirribilli House to raise money for their community projects.

Congratulations Peninsula Pals and Peer Support Australia for a wonderful event and memorable occasion!
To read Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens Media release acknowledging the event click here

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