Foundation buddies program
During the first few weeks of school, each of our Foundation students is matched with a Grade 5 buddy. The buddy program is a valuable and rewarding program for all involved. It helps our Foundation students make a smooth transition to school, and provides them with confidence and support in the yard by creating a caring and supportive environment.
The program provides an opportunity for the younger children to develop a positive friendship and relationship with an older student. It also plays a role in helping to develop confidence and independence in our Foundation students, as well as in our Grade 5s.
Grade 5 buddies are involved with Foundation students in a variety of ways, including:
- Literacy/numeracy /integrated studies group work
- Eating lunch/snack together
- Reading stories
- Playing safely in the yard
- Developing positive friendships
- School walks and visiting classrooms