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    Year 12 - Year 7 House Buddies

    Article by Mr Andrew Philp

    Year 12 – Year 7 Saint Ignatius House Buddy Program

    During Tuesday’s House Meetings, our House leaders introduced for the first time our Year 12s to their Year 7 buddies.

    The goal of our buddy program is to develop relationships between the younger and older students, enhancing the sense of a friendly and supportive school community. A buddy system can also help students to feel valued and supported, teach important social skills and create a caring ethos in the school. They can create connectedness that enables both older and younger buddies to bond more closely with their school, thereby increasing the likelihood of more positive social behaviour. 

    There are benefits for the older buddy in acknowledging their leadership, responsibility and pride in their ability to be helpful.

    Throughout 2019, there will further opportunities to share their friendship with Year 12 and Year 7 ‘Buddy BBQs’ and different House activities as well as informal and social occasions.

    Mr Andrew Philp  Director Of Sport

     

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