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☰ Pre-Prep Meet their Year 5 Buddies, Virtually!

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Pre-Prep Meet their Year 5 Buddies, Virtually!

Posted on September 18 2020

Pre-Prep Meet their Year 5 Buddies, Virtually!

Since school started earlier this month, you may have heard some of the children referring to their ‘buddy’.  At Forest Park, we utilise the buddy system in our Early Years classes; Pre-Prep with Year 5 and Reception with Year 6.  The children benefit immensely from being or having a role model. They engage in positive shared experiences during the course of the year. Through this, children learn the values: caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuing difference, including others and responsibility. 

Although the children may not be aware of the philosophy behind the system, they feel the benefits and the smiles we see when they are engaged in an activity together are priceless.  Over the years, the buddies at Forest Park build fantastic bonds and gifts are exchanged and tears are shed on the last day at school for the Year 6 children.

This week, the Year 5 children met their Pre-Prep buddies to introduce themselves.  Due to the rules on class bubbles the meeting took place online but Pre-Prep were still so excited to meet their buddies and have a look around the Year 5 classroom.

We are sure once restrictions are relaxed they will enjoying meeting each other in person. 

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