Wellbeing Dog

Introduction to our 'Lime Green Girl' (now name by the children - Maggie).

Dear Golden Square Primary School community members,

We are excited to announce that we are about to launch the Dogs Connect program in our school. This is a whole school wellbeing program which will see the introduction of a wellbeing dog in our community. Our school wellbeing dog will become a much loved and important member of our community.

The Dogs Connect program will support us in implementing this very gradually, thoroughly, and considerately. At this stage we encourage anyone who would like to know more about this program to look through the website link below:


We are very excited to be introducing our wellbeing dog in the near future. We have a team of staff who will lead this program within the school. 

We would like to assure the community that this program will not involve anyone who does not wish to be involved. We know that this work will have a really positive impact on many people in our community, and we acknowledge and respect that connection with our wellbeing dog will be offered on a great variety of levels.

Stella made the announcement to the children at Friday’s assembly. She was selected to do this as, during COVID, Stella had written to Ms Miller putting forward this idea for our school. 

Ms Miller is going to the Melbourne airport to collect our puppy on August 13th. The little puppy will need time to continue to grow before coming into the school. Our core team also needs time to ensure all of the preparations are in place.

The breed of our wellbeing dog is a cobberdog. She is a raven colour (shiny black coat) and is part poodle so low-allergenic.

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