Peer Support

Year 13 students are trained by VIBE to become Peer tutors for Year 9 tutor groups.

Peer supporters:

  • help Year 9 students with their transition to college
  • build strong mentoring relationships between the senior and junior schools
  • encourage the sisterhood to grow throughout the school

Peer Support is a programme where groups of Year 13 students work with the new Year 9 Ako classes. The Year 13s help the Year 9 students to establish friendships with their peers, bond as a class, and get to know their new college.

The Peer Support Leaders apply to the programme in Year 12. The training days take place in January and are run by social workers and youth counsellors from VIBE, Lower Hutt.

The skills learned within this programme guide the leaders in helping Year 9 students with any concerns or issues they may have.

Peer Support runs every Tuesday afternoon in Terms 1 and 2, from 2.35pm to 3.20pm.

It has very positive benefits for both the Year 13 leaders and the Year 9 students.