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Peer Mediation Program
The aim of the Peer Mediation program is to encourage the development of pastoral care and leadership skills in our Year 6 students.
At the end of Year 5, students nominate themselves to undertake peer mediation training under the guidance of our school counsellor. After participating in a short training program, designed to enhance the development and use of mediation techniques, as well as an apprenticeship period, these students commence the following year as Year 6 peer mediators.
The primary responsibility of a peer mediator is to interact with Junior Primary students experiencing friendship issues in the playground, under the supervision of a teacher at all times. Peer mediators work in pairs and are flexibly timetabled on a recess or lunch duty every day. Regular informal meetings with all peer mediators occur to ensure that any issues encountered are dealt with promptly and effectively.