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.
2021 Peer Mediators
Amelia.S/Max.P/Zoe.J/Seth.C/Levi.G/Aurelia.W/Joseph.T/Mieta.S/Bawi Chin/Matthew.C/Tabitha.F/Matilda M-L/Ivy.H/Tom.G/Sasza.K/Angus.L/Chloe.M/Siddaley.B/Blake.H/Jack.S/Quinn.F/Allira.V/Lucy C/Shiloh.H/Mia.S