In 2019, Eastwood Primary School began implementing a Peer Mediator program. Students volunteer and apply to be a mediator. Students are taken offsite to be trained in their new leadership role as a peer mediator. The training involves: going through many scenarios; discussing how to be an active listener; learning how to be assertive; learning the qualities of a good problem solver; understanding the skills of how to show empathy towards others; brainstorming solutions; negotiating; understanding of when to escalate a problem to teachers and how to follow the ‘6 steps’ to mediate a problem. Students have previously shown a great maturity towards their responsibilities as a peer mediator.
Congratulations to our 2023 Peer Mediators
Yurui X, Evie P, Elise R, Sierra C, Georgie M, Imogen H, Kayla Z, Lily E, Romina C, Olivia P, Macey F, Emily R,
Tabi Mc, Sophie J, Matilda S, Lucy B, Claire L, Maddi B