Three classes get pet rabbits
Woy Woy Public School has introduced pet therapy into three classes this term.
"We have three new little additions to our school population," said principal, Ms Ona Buckley.
"Three classrooms, 3/4R, 2Y and K-6E, have classroom pet rabbits for our students to love and enjoy.
"There is a lot of research about positive emotional wellbeing when children are exposed to and interact with pets.
"Children in these classes are really lapping up this experience of caring for their own classroom pet," Ms Buckley said.
"There is a policy on animal welfare from the Department of Education and the school has a comprehensive risk assessment covering having pets in classrooms.
"We have had one in our Preschool for many years," Ms Buckley said.
According to Ms Buckley, the school's new class pets, Ruby, Peter and Moonstar, are settling in well and have been a hit amongst the students.
Newsletter, 23 Nov 2018
Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School
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