At Cashmere Primary we support our students through a buddy system. Every class is buddied with another class and they meet each week to support one another in language, cultural subjects and/ or sport.
Every new entrant is assigned a Year 8 or Year 7 buddy. The Year 7 or 8 buddy meets the new entrant prior to his or her starting school and then for the next 6 weeks traces the new entrant.s start to school by formal contact and by capturing his or her first few weeks on digital camera. At the end of 6 weeks the new entrant has a digital record of their first few weeks at school.
It is an opportunity for older children to support and assist younger children and it is a chance for our young students to positively interact with older role models.