Rosie - Therapy Dog   Immanuel Gawler & Zion Preschool 2018

Rosie - Therapy Dog

You might have noticed or heard a whisper around the school about a new staff member named Rosie.

Rosie is a 7-month-old, female Groodle.  She is currently being trained to service the school as a Therapy-based Dog. Rosie was purchased through a very reputable breeder in Perth called ‘Apache Park Groodles’.  Rosie lives with the Hueppauff Family.  Dwayne, Vicki, Aiden and Ollie Hueppauff are very involved in Rosie’s training and play a very important role in getting Rosie ready to be a Therapy-Based Dog for Immanuel.

Please read the attached letter of introduction.   

Social Emotional Groups and Wellbeing

Time to Chat - Relationship Support

This important aspect of a child's growth and development is supported by various programs that the school runs. These cover the needs of children as well as offering parent sessions or evenings.

The Wellbeing Team and Staff focus on student well-being with individual or in class support as negotiated. Children may be involved in garden projects as a place to work and talk or they may be involved in more structured programs such as 'Seasons for Growth'  or 'What's the Buzz'.

God created us all as unique individuals and has a special plan for each of our lives.

Through care, prayer and a range of planned activities each child is respected and valued as they move through their learning journey.  


Sickness and Health

SA Health have produced an information sheet which provides advice on the minimum periods of exclusion from school, preschool and childcare centres for cases of, and contact with, infectious diseases.

Information is also available on the SA Health website.


Healthy children learn better.

Over the past few decades the focus has been on eating a healthy diet and regular exercise. A good nights sleep is also paramount to your child’s health. Primary School children who have sleep problems or have late nights have trouble with their school work and behaviour.

Here are some suggestions that parents and carers can do to help their child get a good night sleep:

• Have regular bedtime and wake time (this shouldn’t be more than an hour later on weekends and during holidays.

• Have a good bedtime routine (read to younger children or let older children listen to relaxation music).

• Children’s rooms should be quiet and dark and not too hot or cold.

• Reward good night time behaviour.

• Avoid caffeine based drinks (coffee and coke).

• Avoid spicy or salty foods in the evening.

• Avoid any scary movies, computer games and rough play before bed.

• Remove TV’s and computers from children’s rooms.

• Children aged five to twelve need 10-11 hours of sleep per night.

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