The Buddy Program is one aspect of our Student Services Area. Both formal & informal interaction is encouraged and fostered throughout the year. The Year Ones are paired with Year Sixes from the same house / faction. Each term, structured sessions and lessons are planned where buddies collaborate in various activies.
In 2015 the Year Sixes gave a Buddy Seat to the school as a gift. This is a bright yellow bench where children may sit when they find they have no one to play with or talk to. When students see a peer sitting ont he seat they are encouraged to make conversation and try to be inclusive. We want all students in our community to connect with one another and openly encourage a sense of belonging.
A supportive playground environment is enhanced through this system.