At St Thomas More College we understand that the transition to secondary school can create a mixture of feelings and raise many questions from Year 7 students. We believe there is no better way to ease these emotions and answer those questions than to hear from and meet with Year 10 students who have successfully undertaken the journey Year 7 students are about to commence on.
The Peer Support Program is designed to develop physical, social and mental wellbeing. A small group of Year 7 students are paired with two Year 10 students who are selected as Peer Support Leaders.
On a regular basis throughout the academic year, Peer Support Leaders meet with their group of Year 7 students. The Peer Support Leaders provide activities and facilitate discussions that assist Year 7 students to develop skills that will provide a smooth transition and promote success throughout secondary school.
The Peer Support Program creates a safer and happier school environment where effective teaching and learning can occur.