Our successful ‘Peer Support’ program for Year 7 students has been running this term. The focus of the program is to support Year 7 students during the first few months of the year and also to provide a senior student as a friend to talk to if the need arises. Our Year 11 students completed training as ‘Peer Support’ leaders last year and while their main function is to support their younger peers, the training is valuable to them as leaders in the College. The leaders and their group meet once a week during the term and in this time complete activities that provide an opportunity for conversations about school, classes and how the transition from primary to secondary school is going. Students will meet at different times each week to avoid missing the same class and at the end of the term all Year 7s and their leaders will meet for a final celebration. The goal of the program is to help Year 7 students to feel comfortable in their new environment and to also make their secondary experience a great experience. The program concludes next week with a celebration BBQ.