Peer Activity Leaders


Our PAL Leaders for 2022 are:

Rocine, Sedrick, Jinston, Lexi, Ardita, Thenumi, Sanam, Hope, Hafez and Enayat



PAL is a program that works to promote physical activity, school connectedness and social competency. This program allows for a select group of Grade 6 students to demonstrate leadership skills and responsibility through running a variety of activities within the school at recess time.

A key aspect of the program is increasing participation among those who may be isolated at school or not involved in physical activity outside of P.E classes. This is achieved through the targeting of specific participants, the skills of the leaders and the games and activities chosen.

 

Aims of the Program:

•         Increased physical activity at recess.

•         Foster self confidence and social competency skills of all participants.

•         Enhance relationships between students and staff.

•         Build leadership skills including organisation, management and teamwork.

•         Enhance interaction between student year levels.

 

Benefits of PAL for Student Leaders:

•         Leadership skills such as communication, decision making, organisation, managing groups and peer support.

•         Social skills including planning, initiative, co-operation, self esteem, confidence, relationship building, teamwork and peer support.

•         Satisfaction through assisting younger students.

•         Skills to increase the participation of younger students.

•         Skills that will assist with managing and running groups

 

Benefits of PAL for Participants:

•         Increased participation in physical activity.

•         Skills through modelling behaviour of Grade 6 PAL leaders.

•         Physical activity skills and increased fitness.

•         Increased confidence and a sense of teamwork.

•         Physical confidence.

•         Increased interaction with older school students.

•         Increased relationship with peers.