For Primary School (Years 1 - 8)
What Is Peer Mediation?
A structured process that uses a neutral person, the mediator, to help those in conflict to
come up with their own solutions for a win/win outcome. Mediation is a voluntary and
confidential process to constructively manage conflict. The mediator facilitates the
mediation process to support their peers in resolving their own problems.
Why Peer Mediation?
how does it work?
1. Book teacher training
School staff receive PLD (Professional Learning & Development) which supports the implementation of a peer mediation service at their school. Kaiako then introduce the kaupapa (lessons) to all ākonga (learners) in their classrooms.
2. Select and train peer mediators
Ākonga are selected and trained as the school peer mediators. They are rostered on duty during interval and lunchtime. In this leadership role they support their peers in dealing with minor conflict without teacher intervention.
What is the cost?
The Peace Foundation has funding to support PLD staff training, essential programme resources and two revists.
Schools are required to pay the membership fee + the training fee to take part in the Cool Schools Programme.
SCHOOL MEMBERSHIPAnnual fee exluding GST
- Access to online resources including training videos for kaiako and ākonga to use in the classroom
- Access to online shop with hard copies of resources and peer mediator accessories
- Ongoing support from the Peace Foundation
TRAINING FEEFee per full training excluding GST
- Fee goes up to $300 excl gst. depending on school roll
- Five hours of PLD (professional learning and development) for kaiako
- 2 x 3 hour revisit trainings to support the implementation of the peer mediation service.
Book a consultation
Book a consultation with your regional Cool Schools Programme facilitator who will assess your needs and provide all the information you need to take the next steps.