At Tyabb Primary school we have a successful ‘buddies’ program where our new Preps are paired up with a grade 5 buddy. Every fortnight the Grade 5’s and the Preps get together to complete fun collaborative activities that tie in with what the Preps are currently learning about. Having a Grade 5 buddy makes it easier for the Preps to adjust into their new environment and it’s another friendly face they know. By having a Grade 5 buddy, the Preps will maintain their friendly bond as both students move up the school into Grade 6 and Grade 1. The Preps always look forward to seeing their buddies and the Preps are always a hit with the Grade 5’s students too.