Better Buddies is designed to help reduce bullying and create friendly and caring school environments. The Framework builds strong relationships and research shows children benefit immensely. The Framework teaches students the values of caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuing difference, including others and responsibility. The Framework aims to create positive behaviour, as well as build students’ self-esteem, connectedness, social skills, trust and sense of community.
We celebrate Buddy Day every year. Our buddies got together for a special Buddy activity and then enjoyed lunch together.
In previous years, Buddy Bear has been a special visitor to assembly to remind us how important it is to be a good friend and to look after one another. We all showed Buddy Bear that we know the Buddy handshake.
The friendship seat is a place to stop by if you are looking for a friend during any break. It is just a place to drop by like a bus stop as very quickly someone will be around to invite you to join in their game. This is one way we can show we care.
We will be developing a friendship garden around this seat and are eager for ideas to help create a magical corner for our children. It is right beside our piazza where lunch time games clubs take place. We have plans to make the lunch time games club an exciting and inviting place to be. We would be delighted if parents would like to help us with this garden project. Send us a message if you can help.