Student Wellbeing

Buddy Program

To ensure a smooth transition into school, new Kindergarten children are paired up or buddied with a child from the Year 6 class.

The younger children meet their buddies during the Kindergarten transition process in the previous year when the older children are in Year 5.

During the first few weeks of the school year, the Kindergarten children are assisted by their Year 6 buddy to establish routines around the school, social orientation and to act as a general hand to the teacher.

The Year 6 children are encouraged to act as a friend to their Kindergarten buddy and to help them establish their place within the school.