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The Buddy System

When new students enrol at Regents, we try our best to ease their transition and make them feel settled and welcome by pairing them up with their own 'buddy' in both the Primary and Secondary schools.

  • Secondary Student Ambassadors
  • Secondary Student Ambassadors
What is the Buddy System Like in the Secondary School?

In the Secondary school our student ambassadors will usually act as buddies to new students. Each form class has two student ambassadors who are appointed at the beginning of the school year. Each year students have the opportunity to apply for these positions by application letter addressed to their Head of Year. We will also look at a student's first language when placing them in a form group to support them in making friends.

What do Student Ambassadors do?

Student ambassadors will show new students around school, connect with them on Microsoft Teams to chat and be there to answer any questions. They will make sure new students are involved socially at breaktime and support them with integrating into new friendship groups.

 


 

Secondary Student Ambassadors

Year 9 student Yang only joined Regents earlier this year and was already eager to put himself forward as a buddy.

"This is my first time being a Buddy and I think it’s been great. I feel it’s important to help a new student settle in and feel welcome by showing him around school, being a friend and introducing him to other students. It’s been a pleasure being Francois’ Buddy!"

Yang has helped me settle in and he has introduced me to other students as well as a group of friends. I’ve felt very welcomed from the start, thanks to Yang! Francois, Year 9 New Student
What is the Buddy System Like in the Primary School?

In Primary, buddies help new children settle in during their first week or until they have built their own friendships. They will show them around, support them with translations, play with them at breaktimes, sit near them in the classroom and show them what to do at lunch. They are generally there to be a friendly face and someone to help.

How are buddies selected?

Buddies are selected on gender, nationality and those that are generally helpful and responsible. We try to match up children who have similar interests or, when we meet the new student at the interview, think about who would be a good match with them. Sometimes, it is more than one person that will be a buddy as there may be a group of friends who would like to take on this important role and support children with their transition into a new school.

 


 

Primary Buddies

Samihta joined Regents in Year 6 during virtual school and thinks that it is very fun and cool to have Pondpinan as her buddy.

"Pondpinan showed me around school when it reopened and helped me settle in quicker. I feel lucky that I got a Buddy from the start since it is a new friend when other things can be a bit scary. Pondpinan is a really good Buddy and all schools should use Buddies to welcome new students."

I’ve been a Buddy many times, maybe 8 times now and I really enjoy it. It’s important to show the new student around school and remind them where they can find the library or the Oval. Our campus is very big and they might forget how to find their way around! Pondpinan, Year 6 Buddy