Heya there, Alrighty, time to pop out a few ideas and get them snowballing down a hill!
So, to start with a bit of a helpful foot in the door, @Travis Franklin Is also a Seventh year though a Bourke, he typically hangs around a few people but more prominently are two Flinder's - @Meadow Richards and @Remi Cornfoot. As a person, Travis is a complicated sort, often keeping himself distant and yet close to people. He's friendly but never reveals much about himself to those he doesn't trust, there have been few exceptions and mostly those that had the capability to gain the knowledge about his condition as a Werewolf. It's the kind of thing he doesn't speak about so easily and goes to great lengths to hide it. That being said, he tends to allow certain aspects of nature flow through which more notably is the necessity to be social to some degree. This is often taken in his shameless flirtations, which happen far more often than not, and his general friendliness though it isn't excessive.
For their connection: It's possible they may have grown up together and went through school, Though he didn't attend Bilby he did start Tallygarunga in first year. The tendency of him flirting isn't really a glaring secret but whether or not he's done it before or if it's far more recent is something that can always be talked about! While his family is necessary broken, he understands the lack of a Father due circumstances of his past. He's also the sort to try and drag people towards random bushland adventures, which is always fun! In terms of studies, he intentionally performs average preferring not to draw too much attention to himself in that way. But it also works in a twisted sense that he could use it to spend time with people.
There's also @Alexander Winfield , He arrived at Tallygarunga last school year and holds no long-standing connections with anyone in terms of learning with them in an academic institution. His view on things is optimistic, after suffering from a health issue that had pushed him near the brink of death; it ended up being one of the ways he kept himself less dreary and pessimistic. As much he tries to see another side of some people he isn't naïve enough to believe everyone holds a 'Better side'. Like most Spencer's he's a troublemaker of sorts or rather he finds himself seeking out the dangerous of adventures and travelling, wanting to see the world and view different aspects of it in a way that he never could before. Last year had been a year of chaos and sudden revelations for him but it hasn't dulled his desire to be a musician nor the newer feeling of wanting to be a proper healer.
Alex is the kind of guy whose always extending out not only a hand of friendship but also often trying to help people find their way, either through motivation or talking with them to help see something in a way or light that hadn't been considered before. He understands problems can be difficult for people, what one person encounters that feels heavy might not feel the same to another and so avoids judging others situations on criteria's beyond what that persons cognition represents it as. I'd say Claire's friendly nature would be a reason for him to approach her, another person to befriend in his mind and a good way for him to understand someone on their level. While he comes from somewhat of a. . . Very hard to explain family situation, he also understands the presence of absence though more so the lack of a motherly figure. Something that could be a possible bonding point in the future.