Peer Mediators


Peer Mediators

Peer Mediation is designed to contribute to a positive, caring and safe school environment. The program supports students to identify issues in the playground and provides ownership to students for resolving low-level problems or conflicts. It allows children to discuss their problems with the guidance of trained Year 6 students and come to reasonable resolutions. While many things require staff attention, there are many smaller issues that can be dealt with by trained older students. Working in pairs, Peer Mediators have duties in the playground supporting teachers with mediating low level student concerns by using listening skills, assertiveness, brainstorming and empathy to navigate raised concerns. It gives younger students someone they can come to for support. All Year 6 students have the opportunity to be Peer Mediators.