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Last updated 10:03 AM on 20 June 2016
Mixed age learning - peer support groups at PWPS 

Peer Support at PWPS

Learning together is what we do!
 
Peer support groups are a favourite among our students this term.
 

What is the Peer Support Program? The Peer Support Program provides a fun and engaging environment for young people to address issues such as bullying, relationships, and self-image. Modules are designed to equip young people with skills to deal proactively with life experiences, develop a sense of self-worth and belonging, and to encourage taking responsibility for decisions and actions.

How does the Peer Support Program work?

Trained Peer leaders facilitate activities with small groups of younger students. A teacher supervises each group which includes: 2 Peer leaders and multi age groups of 8-10 younger students.
  

All participating students benefit from the Peer Support Program by

  • identifying and using individual strengths
  • Enjoying life by engaging in activities
  • Practising positive self-talk
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Demonstrating perseverance
  • Working toward their goals
  • Developing resilience
  • Demonstrating gratitude for all they have in their lives