Mentors at Kadina Memorial School
Mentors volunteer one hour per week to work with a student. Mentors are supportive, reflective, passionate and enthusiastic people, who are also good listeners, open to new ideas, role model a positive attitude and are comfortable with sharing. The mentor sessions provide an opportunity for students to ‘bounce’ ideas about their learning, leading to feedback, further planning and ultimately project presentations.
We presently have 10 mentors who work with students from Reception to Year 12, who are matched according to interests. Some activities include art, craft, playing music, shooting hoops, cooking, playing card games and reading.
Students benefit greatly from having a positive role model in their life. It often has a life-long impact improving a student’s self-esteem and confidence, peer relationships, social skills, communication, literacy and numeracy, and attendance at school.
All mentors attend a KMS Volunteer Session to ensure they comply with DECD Screening standards. Find out more about relevant history screening and keeping children safe at www.decd.sa.gov.au.