Dingley Primary has developed a close relationship with the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation and has  worked hard to implement a range of strategies linked to the Better Buddies Program. The aims of the program are to:

  • - reinforce that violence isn't the solution to disputes.
  • - listen to and work with children in a positive, supportive environment.
  • - develop children's feelings of compassion & empathy with others.
  • - stimulate children's imagination and assist them in expressing their ideas and thoughts.
  • - assist children in supporting their peers.
  • - develop children's social skills to enable them to get along with others.
  • - encourage children to relate to and empathise with characters outside their immediate environment.
  • - encourage children to be aware of the existence of vulnerable children who have suffered through violent crime and sudden loss of family.