We have been trialling a year 4/new entrant buddy system. This is the idea of Tuakana/Teina. Some of us are lucky to have our siblings at school, but some of us don't. With our buddies it's like we do have a little brother or sister. We have had year buddy time on a Wednesday afternoon. We have been working through some collaborative art, buddy reading and fitness plans.
Here's what some of the kids in Autahi have to say about having big buddies:
"I like reading in the library with my senior buddy and she is my sister!"--Alfred
"It's cool having a big buddy. I like building the puzzle with my big buddy. It's nice to see my buddy not at Rising 5s time, but at the playground." --Vera
"I like reading books with my big buddies. My buddy made me a rainbow picture and I made one too."--Olive