It’s been a busy school term for our wellbeing dogs and we are thrilled to welcome St Phillip’s Christian College Dale to our Dogs Connect community.
Thank you to Prime 7 Local News for visiting the campus and to The Daily Telegraph for sharing this story.
We couldn’t think of an environment better suited to our program. The college is a Dynamic Alternative Learning Environment for students who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, social and emotional difficulties or mild intellectual disability.
Their education philosophy is to ensure students are provided with the opportunity to pursue excellence intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually – a shared value of ours.
Principal Bronwyn Thoroughgood said, “we’ve been thinking of getting a wellbeing dog to support the anxiety levels of our students for quite a long time”.
The campus is also home to the St Phillip’s Christian College Dale Young Parents School – an accredited special assistance school for young mums and dads. The college provides wellbeing support to parents whilst they successfully obtain their high school certificate with the hopes of transitioning into tertiary education.
Rosie is only three months old but has become a huge part of the culture at both college’s and the impact of her presence has not gone unnoticed by students or staff.