Peer Support

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The Peer Support program at Sydney Boys High School has operated for many years. The Year 9 students who become leaders are very committed, valuing their experiences with Peer Support in Year 7 and the opportunity to develop leadership skills now they have progressed through the Junior school.

In Peer Support, leaders practise skills to support their peers in leading healthier and safer lifestyles and help Year 7 students adjust to what is inherently a daunting new environment after Primary School.

The Year 9 student leaders are trained by teachers in Term 4 the previous year using the Peer Support Foundation documentation.

The Leaders work in teams of two with ten Year 7 students. The first Peer Support session is on the first day of school for Year 9. Support continues throughout the year during selected Year 7 Values Education classes where the teacher assists in monitoring the small groups. Teachers are not expected to participate in the Peer Support sessions.

The Peer Support Leaders have all the necessary materials supplied.