The Year 5 Buddy Program is a leadership initiative to help ensure a smooth and happy transition to school for our Kindergarten children. Buddies meet during orientation and spend time getting to know each other.
When school begins there is a familiar face waiting. The children play organised games together each morning and their buddies help settle them into class at bell time.
Throughout the year, the children enjoy experiences such as paired writing, sport, dance, a teddy bears’ picnic and school Masses and assemblies together.
Becoming a Buddy is a highlight for our Year Five children. When they move to Year 6 the following year there are added opportunities to continue the interaction and support.