St Michael’s is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all students and a wellbeing dog may be used to assist with this. The initiative to introduce a Wellbeing Dog Program is to enhance the pastoral services currently offered within the school.
The key aim of the Wellbeing Dog Program is to promote empathy and wellbeing amongst young people who may be experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing, trauma, separation, grief and loss, and family and domestic violence. In particular the wellbeing dog aims to:
Be with us always and guide us to live as followers of Christ.
Help us to show a kind heart and a helping hand to those in need.
Unite our school community in faith, compassion, truth and service as we live our Mercy values.
Pray for us.
Live Jesus in our heart, Forever.