In 2020, an increase in anxiety amongst our children, families and staff was identified. In 2021 Luna, a cavoodle, was appointed as the Sacred Heart wellness dog and there was an immediate change in the school. Luna has enhanced relationships across the school community by helping students to express their feelings and build trust in the community and in turn reducing anxiety.
Support from Luna has resulted in an increased attendance at school and students have grown in confidence, demonstrated positive changes towards learning and improved motivation. Luna creates excitement among children, staff and families helping to regulate emotions and make Sacred Heart a positive environment for all.
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