Last year we started the process of engaging in the Story Dogs Program. Story Dogs is based on the successful American literacy program, Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.). The R.E.A.D program was launched in 1999 in Utah, USA, as the first comprehensive literacy program built around the appealing idea of children and young adolescents reading to dogs.
Reading sessions take place in a quiet area of the College grounds, such as the library or outside the classroom. A reading session is approximately 20 minutes long, where each child is one-on-one with the dog team. Books are chosen to suit the student´s reading level.
Our new Story Dogs will be coming to Southern Hills tomorrow lunch time to orientate themselves to the school grounds and confirm their suitability for our College.
The Story Dogs are highly trained and will be with their handlers and on leads for the time they are on College grounds.
We look forward to welcoming our new furry friends and starting this exciting program.
If you have any queries, please call the College office on 9497 1751.