Abbotsford Public School

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Student welfare

Student welfare programs

Student welfare is underpinned by quality learning programs where all students are successful and are supported in their learning.
Key student welfare programs:
  • Foster Buddies
  • Social skills
  • Code of behaviour
  • Anti-Bullying policy
  • Student help desk
  • Student leadership
  • Student recognition
  • Learning support
The Foster Buddies program takes place in the first 5 weeks of term 1 each year. Each student is paired with a buddy from another class: K-2 students are paired with a student from a Year 3-6 class.
New kindergarten students meet their Year 6 Foster Buddy at the kinder orientation each November before they start school the following February.
The 5 week program involves classes meeting once each week for 40 minutes to work together on activities such as art, craft and playground games. Foster Buddies also meet at different times throughout the year for a range of formal and informal activities.
Foster Buddies is a popular program held at the start of each school year.
The Social skills program takes place for 5 weeks in the second half of term 1 each year. The set program for K-6 involves a range of topics including making friends, resolving conflict and playing fairly.
The Code of behaviour is based on 4 simple rules which apply wherever student are in our school (home class, library, Italian, music, computers, playground as well as on school excursions or other representation).