The Peer Support Program plays an important part of the wellbeing program at St Raphael's Catholic School.

Placing students at the centre of their learning, we empower them with practical skills and strategies to positively navigate life and relationships. Participating students realise the significant outcomes of the program, including better connectedness, reduction in bullying behaviours, improved resilience and a greater sense of possibility.

The Peer Support Program achieves this by helping students develop and sustain:

  • positive relationships
  • agency
  • sense of self
  • responsibility for self and others

At St Raphael's Catholic School we implement the Peer Support Program with both Primary and Secondary students. In the Primary Department the program is implemented in term 2 of each year and involves Year 6 students leading groups of younger students. In the Secondary Department the program is run in term 1, with Year 10 students working with our Year 7 students.