Teachers put in place a mates system for students where students from senior grades are linked with younger pupils, generally for the school year. Each term there are a number of Mates Days where big mates organise and create a fun and educational session for their little mate. Throughout the year big mates will also “look out” for their little mate and help them through their challenges.  The older children have a real sense of responsibility and affection for their young charges that adds to the sense of community felt at school on a daily basis.Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera