Our Year 5 students love supporting their Prep buddies throughout the year. Buddies help with the transition to primary school, spend time in the classroom together and help each other out around the playground when needed.
The purpose of a Buddy program is to provide social and support networks for new Prep students, by promoting a sense of community and belonging within the school.
Our Buddy program develops relationships between the younger and older children, enhancing the sense of a friendly and supportive school community. The benefits of a buddy system are twofold – the older children learn to take on responsibility and acknowledges their leadership, while the younger children know that they have a fellow student they can confidently turn to for support.
Our senior students begin to look after their little buddies before school even begins. They meet and exchange letters and pictures prior to commencing school, and are present from day one for support and reassurance.