Year 7 Start-up and Peer Support Programme

The Year 7 Start-up and Peer Support programme was conducted this week on-site at Trinity’s Summer Hill Campus. The activities were led by Senior staff, Housemasters, Peer Support leaders and external providers. Students engaged in range of activities including stop motion animation, rock climbing, Trinity’s Amazing Race, swimming, games, initiatives, sports trials, Peer Support sessions and on-boarding induction activities.

Our observations and feedback indicate that the programme has been successful in meeting its aims, those being to ease the Year 7 boys into the Middle School, enable them to become more familiar with the campus and our ethos and to establish the important relationships that strengthen our community and assist with the boys’ learning and development. It was pleasing to see the boys approach the activities with a positive mindset and attempt the challenges in a collaborative and supportive spirit. It is my hope that they have grown as individuals and as a cohort through the experience.

I wish to thank the following staff for their fine efforts in assisting in the preparation for and or delivery of the programme; Mr David Galluzzo, Housemasters – Middle School, Ms Sally Mae, Mrs Monika Slobodova, Mr Andreas Mickler and Mr Andrew Payne. The Year 11 Peer Support leaders are also acknowledged. They conducted their duties and lessons with great thought, empathy and energy.

John Allen | Head of the Middle School


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