To promote a smooth transition from preschool to school, the Buddy Program establishes social networks by introducing Kindergarten children to Year 6 (and occasionally Year 5) school buddies. The Buddy Program promotes a sense of community and belonging to the school.
Children entering Kindergarten are allocated a special buddy from Year 6 (occasionally Year 5). The buddies take special care of the younger children as they settle into school life.
Buddies can check up on the younger children during break times and can be a friendly face to go to in times of need. The Year 6 buddies sometimes help their Kindergarten friends in their classrooms.