From The Deputy
With Jess Batey
This week, during our Junior and Senior School Parades, I had the pleasure of announcing that we will be getting a school wellbeing dog in term four. Archie, who belongs to Mr Clark (our music teacher), will start attending some classes, and will be visiting students before school and during breaks. Archie is a Labradoodle, who is hypoallergenic and very friendly.
Students were briefed on parade about the rules for interacting with Archie:
- Allow Archie space, by not crowding around him (let him come to you)
- Never feed Archie, unless given permission by Mr Clark
- Avoid ‘stirring’ Archie up, getting him hyperactive/silly
- Allow Mr Clark to give Archie instructions in a calm environment so that he can hear them
- If Archie is on his ‘time out mat’, leave him alone
A letter about Archie has gone home via email to all families. If you do not want Archie to have contact with your child, for any reason, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that arrangements can be made.
Archie is bound to be very excited when he first starts with us, and his manners may not be perfect. Students have been told that if Archie is being silly (jumping up, mouthing them, nibbling their shoes, etc.) that they are to give him a command to ‘stop’. He will be accompanied by Mr Clark or another staff member at all times.
We are very excited to welcome Archie into our school community!