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Peer Mediation

Granville Boys High School offers a Peer Mediation program which provides students with the opportunity to resolve a low-level conflict dispute. This initiative empowers students to amicably settle their differences with the assistance of our trained student mediators. These mediators remain impartial, guiding the students through a structured and fair process. The goal is to faciliate a conversation that leads to a mutually acceptable resolution, through the power of communication. 


The Peer Mediation program has been running successfully at Granville Boys School High for a number of years and is designed to contribute to a positive, caring and safe school environment.

The process of Peer Mediation has many benefits. Students not only resolve their conflict but also develop skills in:

  • active listening
  • communication
  • empathy
  • critical thinking
  • leadership

Dr Nicky McWilliam

The program is run under the guidance of Dr Nicky McWilliam, Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney.

Nicky has conducted extensive research in the area of mediation. She has a Masters of Law majoring in dispute resolution and has a PhD in law in mediation and dispute resolution, authored peer reviewed papers on this topic, and presented at conferences both here in Australia and overseas.

Dr McWilliam has been working with Granville Boys High School, facilitating peer mediation courses for hundreds of our students. Dr McWilliam regularly attends our school to mentor our student mediators and to provide guidance during student mediations.

Student mediators can contribute their volunteer hours in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (The Duke of Ed) program. If you are interested in volunteering to be a student mediator, please see ms donnelly. 

The Duke of Ed program

Student mediators can contribute their volunteer hours towards The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (The Duke of Ed) program.

Want to be a student mediator?

Want to participate in Peer Mediation program as a student mediator? Students are encouraged to connect with Head Teacher Innovation, Teaching and Learning and Robotics Coordinator Ms. Donnelly for further details.