Peer Mediation

Senior students act as mediators in the yard during break times. All students are capable of learning the skills of the mediation and of applying them in their daily interactions.

 

Aims:

The Peer Mediation Program aims to reduce incidences of bullying by providing a school environment that is positive, caring, safe and friendly. Peer Mediation teaches students to resolve low-level conflicts using their peers as mediators. Mediation opens up communication channels allowing the disagreeing students to discuss their problems and come to a resolution with the guidance of the mediators.

 

Students may develop improved skills in:

Communication

Problem solving

Conflict management

The school may notice results in:

Improved yard safety

Reporting of low-level problem situations

Increased co-operation within the community