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The Buddy Program 

The Buddy Program is usually one of the most loved programs for the Pre Prep children, Year 4 Girls and Year 5 Boys.

Prior to COVID restrictions we participated in activities that fostered relationship building, getting to know each other and learning more about our buddies. The activities we started were ‘All About Me’, ‘Create a Board Game’ and our big buddies coming to Fundamental Motor Skills program.

The buddy program is a great way for the children to get to know others in our Tintern community. From Junior School teachers, to children who are in the years above.

For our older buddies the program offers them developmental skills in leadership, communication, patience and responsibility. Where, for our Pre-Prep children it is a program that offers continuity of learning as they progress through the school and confidence in the transition program into Prep.   

We only hope that Covid restrictions ease soon, so that we can come together with our buddies one last time before the end of the school year.

The program is one that lots of our students love both in the Junior School and ELC. We have really missed the opportunities to see our buddies, but we know these bonds have been made between them all will continue to grow.

 

Kate Woods

ELC Co-Educator

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