Peer support program embraced by Holy school students

HARMONY: Students are able to explore individual and community values to build relationships and improve decision making skills. Photos: Supplied.
HARMONY: Students are able to explore individual and community values to build relationships and improve decision making skills. Photos: Supplied.

Holy Family School continued important peer support programs during 2019 through the NSW Peer Support Foundation Program, 'Promoting Harmony: Values' engaged all students K-6.

VALUES: Key values in the program included, care and compassion, respect, responsibility and inclusion.

VALUES: Key values in the program included, care and compassion, respect, responsibility and inclusion.

The Year 6 students were trained group leaders and they delivered the peer to peer program in their 'Care Groups.' The 2019 program aimed to assist students in the fostering of positive relationships around the school. Peer support at Holy Family assists student socialisation, and through the 2019 values education program, students build social skills, resilience and a sense of responsibility. Key outcomes include empowering students to take risks within safe boundaries and encouraging active participation in the school community.

School principal Kevin Arrow said the support program has had a positive impact on student well being.

"Our small care groups create an excellent support network for each student, and the impact across the school is valued as we all strive to support each and every student."

FRIENDSHIP: The peer program encouraged students to identify and accept differences amongst each other, as well as demonstrate care for one another.

FRIENDSHIP: The peer program encouraged students to identify and accept differences amongst each other, as well as demonstrate care for one another.

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