Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation is a whole school programme for Primary and Intermediate Schools that teaches essential life skills for peaceful conflict resolution. It is suitable for all members of the school community; students, teachers and parents. The skills taught empower individuals to build positive, caring relationships with others especially when conflict arises over differences. At Holy Cross School, students are rostered on as Peer Mediators each term as part of their  Leadership / Kaitiakitanga.

Peer Mediation Process at Holy Cross

  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Ask if they want help
  3. Move away
  4. Explain ground rules
    1. No interrupting
    2. No name calling
    3. Be honest
    4. Agree to solve the problem
  5. Listen to 1st person - anything else
  6. Repeat situation back (reframe)
  7. Listen to 2nd person - anything else
  8. Repeat situation back (reframe)
  9. Share ideas to solve problem (win - win)
  10. Come to an agreement - shake hands

For more information check out the Peer Mediation Handbook