Peer Responders

Grade 6

The peer responders are trained in problem-solving, conflict resolution, communication, and active listening skills to intervene in interpersonal conflicts to prevent more serious problems developing.

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Grade 6 Peer Responder Course

Our Grade 6 students complete an eight-week Peer Responder course every year with the Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre. The course has been developed with JPCCC and is offered in small groups, with four psychologists facilitating the workshops.

The peer responders are trained in problem-solving, conflict resolution, communication, and active listening skills to intervene in interpersonal conflicts to prevent more serious problems developing.

Children learn that conflict can be resolved constructively and can assist to encourage peers to move from blaming each other to devising solutions acceptable to everyone involved. The overall focus is on personal development and interpersonal relationships.

Grade 6 Leadership Programme

All our Grade 6 students are offered opportunities to lead through the first aid, service, peer responder, hospitality, Marcellin and other committees. Formal leadership training workshops are conducted at the start of each term and opportunities for students to implement their leadership skills are created throughout the year. The annual leadership camp is a high point where students work in groups and explore their own personal limits in an adventure setting.