The St Damian's Buddy Program involves the Year 5/6 students being paired with the Prep and Year 1/2 students. Planned activities between the classes are held so that the students involved become friends and are there to support each other. This provides a ' buddy' for the younger student and gives the older student the opportunity to develop leadership skills and responsibility. The Buddy Program is always of great benefit to our Prep students when they are beginning school. It gives them a friend and mentor in an older class.