Gwynneville Public School

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Buddy classes

A formal Buddy Program has been operating at Gwynneville Public School for the past four years.  Children are introduced to their Year 5 buddies during the Kindergarten Orientation and continue with the same buddy when they start school the following year.

The program is most successful as the new Kindergarten children have a familiar face at the beginning of the year who can look out for them on the playground.

A formal program of Literacy runs in the Kindergarten room with the buddies assisting with reading, writing and computers.

Some comments from this year's Kindergarten students:

  • "My buddy is Lucy and I like buddies because they help me" by Charlotte
  • "My buddy is Kyle"  by Toby
  • "My buddy is Joseph and he helps me spell words" by James
  • "My buddy is Regan and I like her because she is fun" by Portia
  • "My buddy is Elizabeth and she helps me with my writing" by Mackenzie