KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference in the lives of Australian children. KidsMatter informs the design and delivery of the many aspects that comprise our approach to Pastoral Care in K-6.
Our Junior School Buddy Programme has provided a great sense of belonging for all. Our youngest students adore and admire their older buddies who in turn take great responsibility for the wellbeing of the younger buddies and friends. Throughout the year there are a number of ongoing activities and some special events that nurture and celebrate the buddy relationships.
Buddy groupings exist between the following year levels as they journey through the Junior School;
Students have the chance to develop deep and lasting connections with each other as they progress through the school with the same buddy. Each year to accommodate new students and differing student numbers in each year level, new buddies may be needed or in some cases, a change is desired and is negotiated between child and teacher.