Buddies at Holy Cross

​At Holy Cross we support our Prep students through Buddies. Each Prep student is partnered with a Year 5 student to support connection to Holy Cross and experience a sense of belonging and welcome. The benefits of buddies are twofold; the older children learn to take responsibility, while the younger students know they have a fellow student to whom they can confidently turn to for support.

Aims of the program

  • To assist students in supporting their peers
  • To listen to and work with students in a positive, supportive environment
  • To develop students’ social skills to enable them to get along with others
  • To develop positive relationships for students across the school
  • To develop students’ feelings of compassion and empathy with others
  • To develop responsible student behaviour
  • To develop cross-peer collaboration    ​​

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