Early childhood services and schools will organise programs to help your child settle into school. Talk to your child’s early childhood educator or the school.
Many primary schools have buddy system for Prep children. They will partner your child with older students. This is to help your child have a welcoming experience from the very beginning.
The buddy system helps older children learn to take on responsibility. The younger children know that they have a fellow student they can go to for help.
Buddy systems help your child make friends and create a sense of belonging with the school community.