At Wantirna Primary school we have a successful ‘buddies’ program where our Foundation students are paired up with a level 5 buddy. Every week, the Level 5’s and the Foundation students get together to complete fun collaborative activities. Having a Level 5 buddy helps our youngest students adjust into their new environment and it’s another friendly face they know. By starting with a Level 5 buddy, students maintain their friendly bond as both students move up the school into Level 6 and Level 1. The Preps always look forward to seeing their buddies and the Preps are always a hit with the Level 5’s students too.

Image of grade 6 students walking together