Catholic Education South Australia

Better Buddies

Better Buddies is a nation-wide educational program that addresses the serious issues of bullying in schools.

At St Joseph's we have a buddy program that uses and compliments the values and skills promoted as a part of Better Buddies.  Each Early Years classes is buddied with a Primary or Middle Years class.  Together, throughout the year, these two classes meet and work together in a range of different ways which promote and reinforce related social skills such as  cooperation, friendliness, courage, mateship, care and support, acceptance of differences and respect.

Buddy classes are valued by both the younger and older children and they enjoy coming together to celebrate a range of things including masses, shared lunches and work achievements.