The Peer program at KIS is offered to all students as a means of support during tough times. It is a service offered to the school community at large. The role of a peer is essentially to be there for others when needed. No student at KIS should feel they are alone or have to deal with things on their own. A peer’s duty is to always be approachable and available to others, no matter what the need is. The peer program is a commitment that selected students make in order to help make the KIS experience a positive one for all students.
The Peer Encouragers (in short: PEERS) of Kodaikanal International School encourage a supportive environment by providing a network of students willing to reach out in friendship to individuals and groups of our diverse student body. The program was put in place as a means, to support students by students. The PEERs as we like to call them, are spread out within the various dorms of the school. All students are eligible to apply. Once application forms are filled out a group of senior students, together with the Peer adults( adults who assist the program) read the forms and make a short list of applicants. An interview is usually held with each short listed applicant, and a final decision is made. Dorm parents play a vital role in the selection of our Peers. At the end of the academic year the Peers receive a certificate for having been of service to the student body.