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Blakehurst High School

Blakehurst High School

Nihil Sine Labore - Integrity Rigour Empathy

Telephone02 9546 3281

Emailblakehurst-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Peer support

The peer support program at Blakehurst High School focuses on developing communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. It has proven to be beneficial for all secondary students who have come to Blakehurst High School since the program was implemented.

Better communication between all sectors of the school community - students, their peers, younger students, older students, teachers and parents/caregivers is an important goal that the teachers and Year 10 students who are chosen to be peer support leaders aspire to achieve.

Additionally, the peer support program allows for a more efficient means of assimilating Year 7's into the high school life. This is achieved through:

  • 30 minute weekly peer support sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • introduction of icebreaking techniques.

The four main areas that are accentuated during the peer support program are:

  • framework for orientation - orientation
  • facing our challenges - resilience
  • behaving with integrity - values
  • working through conflict - anti-bullying.