Students create 'hands of reconciliation'
Woy Woy Public School students have been creating Hands of Reconciliation with their Buddy Class, in preparation for Reconciliation Week.
The school's buddy class partnerships allow students to experience a connection with a variety of children at different levels.
"All students are given the opportunity to experience being kind, considerate, caring and a valued member of our school," said principal Ms Ona Buckley.
"The benefits of a buddy program are twofold; the older children learn to take on responsibility, while the younger children know that they have a fellow student they can confidently turn to for support.
"The Buddy program helps to promote relationships and support between older and younger students through regular collaboration between their classes.
"This fosters a sense of whole-school community and creates friendships that enable both older and younger Buddies to bond more closely with their school.
Newsletter, 23 May 2022
Ona Buckley and Dan Betts, Woy Woy Public School