In Year 5, students foster a sense of camaraderie and collaboration as they work with their buddies. Paired with younger students from lower grade levels, these older students become mentors and role models. They assist their buddies with tasks such as reading together, completing projects, and solving problems. This buddy system promotes empathy, leadership, and communication skills while creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Through these meaningful interactions, Year 5 students develop a sense of responsibility and compassion, forging lasting friendships and fostering a positive school community.