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Implementation Workshop Price: $575.00 Plus GST School Level: Secondary Location: Livepool, NSW Date: Tuesday, 1 April 2014
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Students & Families

Information for Families

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What is the Peer Support Program?

The Peer Support Program is a skills based, experiential learning program. It encourages peer connections throughout the school and assists students in developing practical skills to enhance social and emotional wellbeing such as resilience, optimism, assertiveness, decision making, problem solving and leadership.

It assists in achieving and maintaining a positive school culture by empowering young people to support each other and contribute positively to their school and community. The Peer Support Program involves a whole school approach which includes teachers, parents and students.

How does the Peer Support Program work?

Primary schools

Year 6 students take part in a 2 day leadership training program facilitated by their teachers, using training developed by Peer Support Australia.

Peer Leaders’ Training includes activities and discussion to assist in the development of skills in:

  • relationship building
  • communication
  • empathy
  • decision making
  • problem solving
  • reflection
  • facilitation
  • planning
  • group management.

Paired Peer Leaders, supervised by a teacher, then co facilitate structured activities with multi-aged groups of approximately 8-10 students from Kindergarten to Year 5.

Briefing and debriefing sessions, led by teachers, take place before and after each session.

Modules consist of 30 minute sessions, conducted once a week for a term.

Modules focus on:

  • Orientation
  • Relationships
  • Optimism
  • Resilience
  • Values
  • Anti-bullying.

Secondary schools

Year 10 students take part in a 2 day leadership training program facilitated by their teachers, using training developed by Peer Support Australia.

The following skills are explored during the Peer Leaders’ Training:

  • relationship building
  • communication
  • empathy
  • decision making
  • problem solving
  • creative thinking
  • flexibility
  • assertiveness
  • co facilitation.

Paired Peer Leaders, supervised by a teacher, then co facilitate structured activities with groups of approximately 8-10 students from Year 7.

Briefing and debriefing sessions, led by teachers, take place before and after each session.

Modules consist of 40 minute sessions, conducted once a week for a term.

Modules focus on:

  • Transition
  • Resilience
  • Values
  • Anti-bullying.

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