Our Prep students meet weekly with their Buddies to do various activities together. They also organise and share special events together such as a recent visit to local Edwardes Lake Park.
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Better Buddies Framework is an initiative designed to create friendly and caring primary school communities where bullying is reduced.
At Reservoir Primary School we introduced the Better Buddies program this year, and it has been wonderful! Children in their first and last years of primary school buddy up and learn the values:caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuing difference, including others and responsibility. All children in the school learn these values through formal and informal activities, including their interactions with the mascot Buddy Bear, the giant, fun-loving and caring purple bear.
Better Buddies enables younger children to feel safe and cared for while older children feel valued and respected.