Stage 3 – PDHPE – Peer Support Programs

Peer support game – human knot

Program Overview

Bournda Environmental Education Centre offers a range of Peer Support activities that can form a part of any day or overnight program or can be run by BEEC staff at your school.

Peer Support activities are designed to allow students to develop a sense of self, resilience and connectedness in a supportive group setting. They allow for a fun and engaging way to develop peer connections and assist students to develop practical skills in working cooperatively, relying on others and breaking down social barriers. The activities encourage positive student wellbeing as well as a supportive learning environment.

Learning Experiences

Bournda Environmental Education Centre run a variety of peer support activities that can be selected including:

Toss-a-name game, Name by name, Warp Speed, Hog Call, Trust Circle, Trust Wave, Ice Breakers, Key Punch, The Last Detail, Tennis Balls and Tins, Willow in the Wind, Human Knot

Syllabus Outcomes

PDHPE All stages – Values and Attitudes Outcomes
V1 – Refers to a sense of their own worth and dignity
V2- Respects the right of others to hold different values and attitudes from their own
V3 – Enjoys a sense of belonging

PDHPE Stage 3 – Skills outcomes
Communicates confidently in a variety of situations.
Acts in ways that enhance the contribution of self and others in a range of cooperative situations.
Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems.

PDHPE Stage 3 – Knowledge and Understanding
Applies movement skills in games and sports that require communication, cooperation, decision making and observation of rules.
Describes roles and responsibilities in developing and maintaining positive relationships.

PDHPE Indicators

  • values themselves as an important member of various groups
  • appreciates the similarities and differences between themselves and others
  • shows sensitivity to the needs, rights, feelings and efforts of others
  • displays a commitment to developing and maintaining positive relationships
  • values the need to work cooperatively
  • appreciates the important contributions they can make to various groups
  • uses negotiation skills in group activities, e.g. games
  • uses reflective listening in order to clarify a friend’s point of view
  • evaluates personal decisions
  • uses strategies to resolve conflict, e.g. negotiation
  • selects the most appropriate solution to a given problem
  • reflects on outcomes of chosen solution
  • develops strategies for effective teamwork
  • identify their roles and responsibilities within groups, e.g. family, friends, team, class
  • models behaviour that reflects sensitivity to the needs, rights, feelings of others

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