Your counsellors have launched an exciting new idea to potentially help students who feel a bit lost during break times whether because they are new to GESS or need some support with social skill building at the Junior School Campus. We have created a buddy bench by the tree near the music rooms.
Positive friendships have such an important role in how our students enjoy their school day. Many schools all over the world have implemented a buddy bench or friendship bench to help foster kindness and friendship over bullying. The purpose of the bench is for a student who is looking to find someone to play with to sit on the bench and other students who notice the student to ask them to play. Here is a quick video to show you what the purpose is.
Please talk with your children about the bench and ways to foster kindness both in and out of school. Thank you in advance for your support!
If you have any questions, please contact your counsellors: Dr. Hana Adams and Ms. Jennifer Maerz.