About the Peer Support Program
This year all students from K- 6 at Busby Public School will participate in the Peer Support Program. This program is a student-led multi-age program which provides a fun and engaging environment for students to address social issues. It encourages peer connections throughout the school and assists students in developing practical skills to enhance social and emotional well-being.
The Peer Support Program assists schools in achieving and maintaining a positive school culture. It empowers students to support each other and contribute positively to our school and community. It caters for student well-being and helps to develop a supportive learning environment.
How does the program work?
All Year 5 and 6 students undertake an intensive 2 day training course to enable them to lead their allocated group of 8-12 students through a series of sessions, which are based on a particular focus. Students from K-4 are put into multi-age Peer Support groups with 2 trained student Peer Support Leaders. The 2 Peer Leaders then facilitate 8 x 30 minute sessions based on a particular module with the Peer Support group each week.
Learning modules focus
Our Peer Support Program focuses on:
Key outcomes of the program
- Building positive relationships
- Developing skills such as assertiveness, communication, empathy, decision making, conflict resolution and critical thinking.
- Enhancing mental health
- Taking personal responsibility
- Embracing lifelong learning
- Encouraging participation
- Developing leadership skills