Buddy Time at Como PS
Buddy Time involves each child being allocated an older or younger buddy. Once a week during Buddy Time students from Years 1 – 6 participate in activities where they get to know more about each other.
The buddies rotate through a number of different activities such as craft, cooking, gardening, ball games, acting and origami sessions.
Buddy Time occurs each Wednesday from 2.35pm until 3.05pm and gives students an opportunities to make new friends and to practise the values and virtues we strive to build at our school. With a designated buddy, students always have an extra special friend in the playground. Older students build their leadership skills and a stronger understanding of civic responsibility, and the younger students have increased access to peer supports.
A new buddy is selected for each child from their buddy classroom at the beginning of each semester.
Buddy Time has been running at Como Primary School for over 26 years and, like our Virtues & Values program, helps to nurture the positive school culture that helps make Como Primary School a very special place.