Our students have really enjoyed catching up with their Prep buddies so far this year! It was fun to sit and have lunch together and learn more about them.
This program is a fantastic opportunity for the Grade 5 students to learn the skills needed to be leaders while practising clear communication and patience. They make their buddies feel welcome and relaxed in their first year of school and help them to gain confidence and social skills that help them to interact with their peers.
We meet on several occasions each term with our buddies to complete a range of different activities including maths counting and place value games, reading and reflecting on picture storybooks, and inquiry-related craft.
Wantirna College Visit
On Friday, 8th March the Year 5 students had a visit from Wantirna College. Some year 5 students reflected on the session for us:
We had a visit from Wantirna College. A Year 7 teacher and four scholarship students came to talk to us.
They showed us a video about the exciting things that they did in the first few weeks of high school. They had their swimming carnival, started preparing for their production, went on Year 7 camp, and made new friends!
We got to tell them what we’re excited about for high school. We also got to ask them questions and they came around and answered them. They made us feel a little less nervous about going to high school.
We learnt about their schedule and the different subjects that they did. We are excited about continuing to learn Spanish, participating in sports and production, and getting to do different humanities topics.
Holly (5W), Natasha (5H) and Jamie (5LR)