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 Buddy Days

During Term 3, we welcomed over 130 Year 6 students from a wide range of primary schools to San Sisto College. Our Buddy Days are a wonderful opportunity for girls to get an early taste of life as a San Sisto College student. The students spent a whole day at the College trying out a variety of classes and experiencing a day in the life of a secondary student.

Each Year 6 student was buddied with a current Year 7 student who received ‘Buddy Training’ and was keen to share their experiences as a new student to visiting students. Our Year 7 students offer great insight into what to expect and how to prepare for the shift into a high school environment from primary school.

San Sisto College’s Caleruega School Coordinator, Mrs Sandra Nightingale said, “Buddy Days are a highly valuable experience for our future ‘San Sisters’. It provides them with a unique chance to familiarise themselves with the College community as well as to get used to lesson changes, and lunch-time routines, and to make meaningful connections with girls who will be their sisters next year. These days have been proven to help minimise anxiety and make for a smoother transition into high school for participating Year 6 students.”

Mrs Sandra Nightingale​