Kia ora whānau, Friday saw us celebrate the beginning of a new initiative – BYOD (Staff). Staff members are invited to bring their own dog to school each Friday. BYOD (Staff) will support the well-being of all at RSS and supports our value of rekareka. It also adds to the ‘family vibe’ we aim for. BYOD (staff) will be a trial for the rest of this term, with the hope this becomes a regular thing in 2020.
We have developed a very careful and culturally responsive set of guidelines for all dog owners to follow. The guidelines are designed to keep everyone safe, including the dogs. I have attached the link for the guidelines below.
We are very excited to have this initiative up and running – it has taken some time to ensure it could be successful and a lot of careful consideration.
We are aware that some of our learners may be nervous of dogs. This maybe a great time to remind their classroom teacher if this applies to your child/children.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about this please come and have a chat with me.
Ngā mihi, Mel