“The Peer Support program, which pairs older students, such as Year 11s, with incoming Year 7 students, offers invaluable benefits to both groups. For the younger students entering high school, having the guidance and support of their more experienced peers can ease the transition, providing a sense of comfort and familiarity in the often overwhelming new environment. The Year 11 mentors, in turn, gain an opportunity to develop leadership skills, empathy, and a sense of responsibility as they help the Year 7s navigate the challenges of their first year. This program fosters a positive school culture, creating a supportive community where students can learn not only from teachers but also from one another. The inter-year interaction allows for the transfer of knowledge, experiences, and perspectives, ultimately enhancing the overall educational journey for everyone involved.”