Peer support

The Peer Support programme at Sancta Maria College continues to flourish. It operates at three levels: Year 11 students working with Year 7s, Year 12 students working with Year 8s and Year 13 students individually mentoring selected Year 9s and 10s.

The programme is proving very successful, building strong relationships between senior and middle school students, and giving younger students someone, other than an adult, to turn to if they have a problem. The Peer Support leader’s role is not to necessarily solve the problem but to guide the younger student to finding a solution i.e. refer to Guidance Counsellor or Homeroom teacher.