Peer Mediators at Mahurangi College
Sophie's Story- Lesley Elliot shares how to avoid abusive relationships
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior by the use of force to affect others. Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse emotional, verbal, and physical. This is where the Mahurangi college peer mediators can intervene. The Mahurangi College mediators are all year 12 students who undertook a course from the peace foundation to gain a certificate in peer mediating. more..
What is Yellow Ribbon and Peer Mediators
Lesley Elliott, Sophie's mother, spoke to Mahurangi College students and the public in a number of meetings last Tuesday. She talked about what warning signs their family missed during Sophie's 5 month relationship with Clayton Weatherston who was to take her life. Signs include power and control, as Clayton was 10 years older, 10 years more experienced and also her tutor, a position of power. more..
Some people may ask themselves what is yellow ribbon and who are the peer mediators?
In short its “students helping students”, with the aim of creating a bully free school. To do this we focus more on the year 7 & 8 group of students with each class having a team of trained mediators assigned to them, these teams of mediators interact with the students and also patrol the junior school during lunchtimes. By doing this it creates greater interaction between the junior and senior school and helps eliminate bullying more..