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Acknowledgement to Clubs NSW

Peer Support Australia is grateful for the support provided by Clubs NSW

In kind support from various Clubs across Sydney and NSW provide much needed assistance to run the Implementation workshop, SRC workshop and Anti-bullying workshops. Clubs such as The Adamstown Club in Newcastle, Asquith Rugby League Club in Waitara, Burwood RSL Club in Burwood & Campbelltown Catholic Club in Campbelltown provide valuable assistance year after year. This support is sincerely appreciated.

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NSWIT Endorsed provider

Peer Support Australia is a provider of continuing professional development by the NSW Institute of Teachers

Attendance at one of our workshops will contribute towards the mandatory professional development hours for new teachers. Contact our office for further details.

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Warringah Council Community Grants recipient 2012 - 2013

Warringah Council Community Grants recipient 2012 - 2013

Peer Support Australia, with funding from the Warringah Council Community Development Grants 2012 - 2013, offered Northern beaches primary & secondary schools an opportunity to develop skills in resilience for school age students through the Peer Support Program. The Program and module focuses on developing connections between young people and their school. Resilience should be understood as a vital ingredient in the process of educating all children, a process that directs our interactions as we strengthen our young people's ability to meet life's challenges and pressures with confidence and perserverance.

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My Good News Story

2012 Alstonville High School Peer Support Program

Year 10 students attended a training and induction program in Term 4, 2011. From this event a number of very positive outcomes were realised for both students and teachers. The dedication, energy, passion and participation from students was evident from session 1. Teachers spoke very highly of individuals who fit the mould of a 'good' student but there were numerous examples of praise to be found in some very challenging students. From this induction program a team of 40 students were selected to run the year 7 peer support training sessions. Team leaders displayed a range of strong leadership skills and maturity in their dealings with year 7 students. From my perspective a group of young adults were formed from the experience. Feedback from both year 7 and year 11 leaders was very positive an I have had the pleasure of watching some of the strategies taught in these sessions unfold with the school community. We value the program as an inegral part of our learning community.
Ben Holmes, Alstonville High School

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October 2012

Mind & Its Potential Conference 29 - 30 October 2012 Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

A dynamic conference experience featuring: a neuroscientist, a creative thinking guru, an expert on motivation & an innovative educator. How do we learn? How can we reach our potential? How should we live our lives? Explore your potential for personal development Peer Support members will get 10% off

Winner of the draw for a complimentary ticket to attend the Mind & Its Potential Conference was Ben Holmes of Alstonville High School. Congratulations Ben, we hope you enjoy the Conference!

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October 2012

Kaine Grigg, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, studying at Monash University, is seeking young people 16 - 20 years from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious groups, to take part in research

This research aims to develop and validate a general attitudinal measure of racial, ethnic, cultural and religious acceptance, which can be utilised as a proxy measure of racist attitudes. This will be the first such measure to be developed for and validated in Australia. Once validated, the measure will be used to accurately evaluate and subsequently improve anti-racism initiatives around Australia. If interested in taking part contact Kaine on Phone: 0438 600 989 E-mail: Click here to view the advertising flyer

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Minor Increase to Workshop Costs

Our workshop costs have remained unchanged for several years and in reviewing them we have decided to standardise our costs across all states

This increase is minor and only affects the Implementation Workshop and the SRC Workshop. The cost is now $230 + GST. Schools who are affiliate members are still able to register a 2nd participant for a 50% discount on the new price (ie 2nd participant $115 + GST)

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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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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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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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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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March 2012

Please note our Adelaide Workshop on 15 March is filling fast

Be quick to secure one of the last few seats - register online or send us a fax to make a booking

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Michael Grinder Australian Tour Workshops coming up

The Michael Grinder Tour is proud to be associated with Peer Support Australia. Workshops are scheduled for Sydney and Melbourne in February and March 2012. These workshops are designed for Teachers and Educational Professionals. Read more about the content of each Masterclass, register for one or all 3 workshops AND receive the Peer Support Affiliate member discount -

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November 2011

Burwood Implementation Workshop 29 November 2011

Please note the Burwood Implementation Workshop on 29 November will proceed regardless of any industial action.

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November 2011

Mind & Its Potential Conference 7-8 November 2011 Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

A star studded faculty of 40 amazing speakers
Get the inside word on making your brain work for you
Explore your potential for personal development
Peer Support members will get 10% off

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August 2011

Broken Hill Implementation Workshop

We are pleased to announce a Special Offer to schools in the Broken Hill district and surrounding area – Due to demand for the Peer Support Program to be implemented in schools in the Broken Hill district, an Implementation Workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday 24 August 2011 with a special offer to our rural schools - 2 for 1 offer - 2 teaching staff attend the workshop for the price of 1.
Register on-line and we will discount the cost of training to reflect 2nd person free.
Limit one offer per school
3rd and subsequent attendees will pay the usual 50% off $210GST
Hurry! It's on in just under 3 weeks Book now!

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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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March 2011

Primary & Secondary School Forum 2011

Peer Support hosted a Primary & Secondary School Forum in Sydney on 25 March and 28 March 2011

A very successful day - informative and collaborative.


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