In "Better Buddies", older children buddy up with younger children and learn the values: caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuring difference, including others and responsibility through formal and informal activities. Better Buddies enables younger students to feel safe and cared for while older students feel valued and respected. Buddy Bear is the mascot for Better Buddies.
At Coledale Public School Kinder children are paired up with a Stage 3 student. This helps with a smooth transition to school from Day 1 of their orientation. Coledale is a caring and friendly school and we find this program very beneficial.