Questions 1-7: Most SST students think that the senior-junior relationship is good, with approachable seniors. They help in their everyday problems, like CCA, studies and even psychological problems. However, they still think that the friendship aspect can be improved even more with camps, study groups and more CCA time. Each students has around an average of 11-20 good senior or junior friends, although the minority has more or less.
Questions 8 and 9:
√ 15 of 17 (≈ 88%) of the surveyed students agree that peer mentoring is important in SST.
√ Influence positive proper school culture to be passed down from seniors to juniors.
√ Foster closer ties and bonds; united as one and interconnected; build strong rapport.
√ Friends are more approachable (as they were once as young as the juniors, thus able to understand what juniors are going through) than teachers. Therefore they are able to learn better and in a fun way (not saying that the teachers aren’t fun). They are then able to clear doubts easily and efficiently.
√ Do not think it is required as he/she has the perspective that everyone in SST would be willing to help others
√ Difficult to survive alone in SST; others need help.
√ Both seniors and juniors are able to benefit from it as:
- Seniors can revise what they have learnt over the past few years and refresh their minds as they teach the juniors. In this way, the seniors are even able to find out their doubts too. This kills two birds with a stone as not only can they interact and get to know their seniors better, they can also be ‘doing their work’ at the same time. Learning in a fun way.
- Juniors can take advice from their fellow seniors and learn in a different way. It would work out better if the teacher’s style of teaching does not work out for the student.