The Buddy System at our School

Children can feel somewhat vulnerable and lost in a new school.  To support new children and to help them settle in our school, we as a guidance team, set up “The Buddy System Programme”.

Students from Form 2 onwards volunteer to act as ‘buddies’. We make it a point that these students are friendly, sensible and patient.  Their role is to make sure that the new entrants feel welcome: guiding them particularly when they arrive on the school premises, in between lessons, during breaks and towards the end of the day when it is time to go home.  They also encourage play at break times and introduce to other children.  Our buddies are a safe point of reference to our newcomers.

 

The aim is to integrate new students and enable them to quickly feel part of the San Gorg Preca Secondary School Blata l-Bajda community and enjoy school life.