Kenmore SHS is proud to launch our Peer Support Program - a new initiative for 2020/2021. Year 10 students are currently training to be our first group of Peer Support Leaders for our incoming Year 7 2021 students.
The Peer Support Program is based on the principle that at every level and in every age group in society, people absorb information and values from each other. Peer support and positive peer influence begin with the training of volunteer senior students (Year 10) to act as group leaders to a small group of Year 7 students. The program will involve our senior students as active participants in their Year 7 morning CARE classes and in student wellbeing lessons. Senior students are involved in the teaching process and through practical experience will develop communication and leadership skills with a greater awareness of their own abilities. Year 7 students, under the leadership of a senior student, gain confidence and security to help them adapt successfully to high school life.