Student Wellbeing

The Buddy System

At St Francis Xavier we believe that an effective school buddy system promotes a sense of caring, responsibility, leadership and friendship in both older and younger students. The system provides younger students with an security and support network to older students, as their older buddies who will offer emotional support, advice, direction and care to their younger students. Prep students will be partnered with Year Six students. Year One students will be partnered with Year Five students.

The Buddy System aims to:

  • assist prep students’ transition to primary school
  • develop positive cross-age relationships
  • provide opportunities for peer tutoring
  • contribute to a positive and caring school culture
  • build self-confidence in students
  • develop empathy
  • promote inclusion