Peer Support Program
Primary Resources

Peer Support in Primary Schools

The Primary School Peer Support Program seeks to increase connections across the school through vertical groupings. This allows students to form relationships as well as develop empathy and a sense of responsibility for students which they might not typically engage with. While working within these structured groups, older students lead younger students through activities that explore social and emotional skills focusing on optimism, resilience, values, relationships and anti-bullying.

The structure and content combined seek to build protective factors such as sense of self, sense of possibility, connectedness and resilience, as well as establish a shared language across the school community.

Schools will require a Primary Schools Manual which contains the Peer Leaders’ Training and administrative guidelines. Each year the school will require one of the modules from the suite to provide content for the groups to work through.

Manual

Primary School Manual

The Primary Schools Manual is your starting point for implementing the Peer Support Program within your school. New schools should purchase the Manual and one Module to implement in the first year. More info...
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Living Positively: Optimism

Optimism is living with a positive attitude. This enables us to lead meaningful lives with purpose and direction. We are living positively when we are grateful for everything we have, use our strengths and are engaged in activities. More info...
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Moving Forward: Resilience

Resilience is the capacity to adapt in challenging situations. These experiences provide opportunities to develop and practice strategies to enhance wellbeing. More info...
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Stronger Together: Anti-Bullying

The effects of bullying behaviours are detrimental to mental health and wellbeing. A proactive approach to identifying, preventing and responding to bullying, while also actively promoting healthy relationships in students, supports a positive school culture and community. More info...
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Promoting Harmony: Values

Values are the important ideals and beliefs influencing our decisions and behaviours. They provide a framework to guide us in our interactions with others and strengthen our sense of self. Our values define who we are and give purpose and meaning to our lives. More info...
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Keeping Friends: Relationships

Relationships are a significant contributor to positive mental health. The ability to initiate and maintain satisfying relationships leads to greater social competence. More info...
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