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Year 11 Peer support takes off for 2022!

Cyprus Causer (Year 11)

The Year 11s have completed their Peer Support training and are raring to go!

The training sessions were two full days last year and two after-school sessions this year. This covered various leadership skills and included writing a pepeha, a Maori personal introduction.

The group is divided into teams and each team is allocated a buddy Year 7 homeroom. Every Friday we will visit our buddy junior class and execute planned activities, each of which have a theme. This programme is designed to help the Year 7s feel welcome at Sancta Maria. We will be like an older brother or sister to the younger peers at our school.

Our first session began last week and had the theme “Everyone is unique and important”. We introduced ourselves and did activities with our buddy homeroom like ‘find someone who has….’

The peer support leaders are:

Team 1 (Buddy homeroom 7BRN)

Avram Taguinod

Benjamin Botting

Cady Lim

Carmel Francis

Kasanita Fonohema

Lana Shaba

Team 2 (Buddy homeroom 7CLE)

Aita Ah Wa

Bryan Perez-Child

Cyprus Causer

Sophie Cranwell

Percecilia La Madrid

Unica Asistio-Tanyag

Team 3 (Buddy homeroom 7DNN)

Allan Ah Kau

Catherine Motion

Dannel Rajesh

Emily Raukura

Mary-Kate Goward

Samiyah Ambreen

Team 4 (Buddy homeroom 7GNS)

Albin Paulson

Allison Serdenia

Ethan Karl

Jemma McGregor

Leilani Davies

Maree Enricoso

Team 5 (Buddy homeroom 7LIS)

Amelia Davis

Angelina Joji

Georgia Cuer

Max Taylor

Maya Elyass

Santiago Duque


The year ahead will be so exciting and we can’t wait to grow our relationships with our buddy class, concluding with the sing-off at the end of the year!

A big thank you to Mrs Kevern for the training and direction she gives.