Students at Trinity Catholic Primary School in Kemps Creek have welcomed a new member to their school community – Yale, a guide dog Labrador!
Yale was brought in to help ease students and teachers back into the new term in the wake of the COVID pandemic.
“We decided to get a dog as part of one of the strategies in our return to school after Covid-19,” Principal Cathy Hey told Nine News.
She added, “We thought it would be really good for the students wellbeing and staff wellbeing in terms of improving attendance and in terms of making people feel good about being at school.”
Yale will also be used as part of a ‘reward system’, where students can spend time with him if they reach their goals in the classroom.
He will live with one of the teachers and will be brought into school every day to act as a calming influence on students.