To ensure a smooth transition into school, new Kindergarten children are paired up or buddied with a child from the Year 6 class.
The younger children meet their buddies during the Kindergarten transition program prior to starting school.
The Kindergarten transition process allows the teachers to select the appropriate match for Kindergarten and Year 6 buddies based on observations. During their first year at school, the Kindergarten children are assisted by their Year 6 buddy to establish routines build their social skills.
The Year 6 children are encouraged to act as a friend to their Kindergarten buddy and to help them establish their place within the school.