Oatlands Primary School

Buddy Program

Buddies is a program which sees our older students working co-operatively with our younger students. The students are presented with an assigned task and work together until it is completed. Buddies sessions between grades occur throughout the year. The Buddy Program bridges the gap between the senior and junior school and assists the Preps at the beginning of their educational journey while enhancing the older students’ skills in helping and caring for others.

Here are comments from two grade 6 students re: the Buddy Program:

"This year my grade had buddies. We made lots of different things such as, fridge magnets, fire engines and vehicles that help people, we also made pizzas for lunch, windmills, spider stories, pictures out of paper and paper planes. We traced around our buddies and put clothes on them. We made fish, sea-creatures, Mother's Day cards, Easter cards and Easter baskets. We've had a lot of fun and sometimes we play with our buddy in the yard. We enjoy helping our buddies and being with them. The older students all like their buddies and wish the best for them in the coming school year."

"This year my grade had Prep buddies. We have made pizzas, cardboard fire engines, peg magnets, bodies, fish, Easter Cards and Easter Baskets. Our buddies have fun helping us do things. We play with our buddies outside sometimes. They are good and friendly buddies."

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017
Can you follow instructions? Practise drawing this cartoon butterfly in your special drawing book.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017
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Sun, 25 Dec 2016
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Sun, 25 Dec 2016
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Fri, 23 Dec 2016
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