The buddy system encourages open and effective dialogue among peers and tends to break down social barriers. It helps create a collaborative learning environment in which peers feel less hesitant to raise questions, enabling the development of social networks and cross-cultural experiences.
“I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see it.
Twice to see it the way you do."
At Bayswater South Primary School, all our prep students have a Year 5 buddy with whom they develop a strong relationship with during allocated class sessions and during outside play.
The giving of the Schultüte is one of the initial activities that the Year 5 buddy gives their Prep buddy on their first day of school. This “school cone” has a German history of over 200 years and has been a tradition at BSPS for many years. It is filled with treats and special gifts and provides a memorable connection to both buddies and the school.
BSPS is also pleased that the Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Better Buddies program has also been introduced to our school, further enhancing our existing buddy program, and continuing to enable younger children to feel safe and cared for while older children feel valued and respected. http://betterbuddies.org.au/bb-about-us/index.phps