Curriculum based program
Our evidence-based programs are comprehensive with lasting outcomes .
We believe in inclusiveness because this helps to form positive environments, which in turn, will create a positive educational learning space. Our specially designed, evidence- based programs successfully work with a wide variety of children with a broad spectrum of needs and personalities. We take a holistic approach to learning. We work with the teachers, parents/ carers and the students and empower them to work together as a team to teach the students the tools they need to flourish so they feel comfortable to learn. Our Animal Assisted Interventions (AAE), educated dogs support our highly trained educators to disseminate our in class programs across your school or facility. Our curriculum-based programs are aligned with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood and can be integrated easily into the essential learning program as part of your school’s curriculum.
Communication on the inside and out
Throughout our programs we teach students to develop an awareness and understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication indicators. We work with indicators as tone of voice, body language, facial gestures plus vocal conversations. Our program also highlights the inner voice that we all experience and how we can channel our inner voice from hearing only negativity into positivity.
Friendship and Responsibility
Through our programs, we teach children a sense of empathy by understanding the needs of a dog and the relationships that can be formed between animal and human. This understanding that dogs need emotional support and caring helps students to respond to the needs of the dog and in turn, begin to understand that life is about positive experiences and relationships whether with humans or animals.
Embrace the Change
For many children change can be excruciating and scary, for example moving schools. It can be a paralysing feeling. Through an innovatively designed program, we can work with the family, the student and new school to minimise those feelings of anxiousness and trepidation.
We can educate schools to look for triggers in students that would benefit from one of our tailored programs.
Grief and loss
During our life, we all, unfortunately, experience loss and sadness. It is the grief that can take over our wellbeing and we begin to experience negative feelings and emotions. The inclusion of our trained tutors and support dogs helps the participant to relax and open up about the feelings they are experiencing. Our Animal Assisted Intervention dogs offer a non-judgemental space that can relax and encourage a participant to process their feelings and begin to understand how to function and grow alongside these feelings.
What Teachers Say About Our Programs
I felt the tutor was able to accurately pitch and adjust each session. The group dynamics was well supported by giving individual students positive and constructive feedback. There has been a significant change in the capacity of the students to feel comfortable with each other and the dogs and to be better equipped to understand how they communicate to one another.
We felt that we were very fortunate to participate in this program and hope it can be an ongoing partnership.
Learning diversity and transition leader, Sacred Heart primary school Fitzroy.
What Students Say About Our Programs
‘Knowing others are feeling the way I do some-times’.
Student, Grade 6
Download our paperwork related to our programs.
- How we fit into the care team
- Cancellation Policy
- Parent support letter for school programs.pdf
- School program permission form
- Medical Consent Form
- 2019 staff evaluation form
- 2019 student evaluation form
- Student Pre Evaluation form
- Casestudy Template for both teachers & tutors
- Dogs in schools - how can we manage it safely.
- Memorandum of Understanding Template