Our Buddy Programs

Starting Big School is a milestone in every child’s life and at Arcadia Public School we aim to make this transition as smooth and positive as possible for students and parents.

Each new kindergarten student has the opportunity to attend a range of carefully-structured sessions at school, prior to their first full day at Arcadia Public School.

During these sessions pre-schoolers meet their teacher, engage in some ‘Big School” activities, familiarise themselves with their environment and gain a ‘buddy’ who will be there during the formative time at school to act as a support and friend to them as they integrate and assimilate into school life.