Throughout this extraordinary time in our lives, student wellbeing has been at the forefront of our priorities at St Peter’s College. We’ve heard from families and students that their desire for connection and a sense of belonging is even stronger with social restrictions in place.
This desire for greater social interaction combined with a need for provide additional support to students at this time has led to the development of a new initiative at St Peter’s College. The innovative online buddy system will see Junior School students paired with Senior School students for friendship, support and mentoring. Students will be paired with others based on the following areas: skills, academics, interests, network, technology and character strengths. Once students have been matched with a buddy, each will be notified and they will be able to connect weekly via zoom.
The benefits of this program include fostering relationships and developing cross campus connections. Junior School students will receive additional support with their learning and Senior School students will gain a sense of fulfilment and develop leadership skills. Year 8s will pilot the program this term by partnering with Years 3 and 4 students.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Mark Coventry, Head of Middle Years at MCoventry@stpeters.sa.edu.au or Ben Storer, Head of Junior Years – Wellbeing and Administration at BStorer@stpeters.sa.edu.au