During my walk through of the school, I came across some prep students and their Year Five Buddies in the library. In hearing all the chatter and laughter between the students, I decided to take a closer look at what was happening. WOW! Our Year Five buddies were teamed up with the prep buddy teaching them to tire shoelaces with a wooden shoe. Amongst all the chatter, I was extremely pleased to see the joy that our students gained from this one to one attention from their older buddy. I heard comments that “he makes me feel special.: He says nice things about me.” This buddy program is central to building our wonderful community at St Therese’s.