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Did you see our students on 7 News?

15/03/2017

​Our students were on 7 News Townsville last night. Check out the video to see the story about Jack from Delta Dogs who visits Heatley State School for reading!

The Classroom Canines program, run by Delta Therapy Dogs involves a trained volunteer, who is Blue Card certified, coming into the classroom one morning a week with their dog for the children to take turns reading to the dog as part of independent or guided reading rotations.

The program allows children to increase their reading skill and confidence by providing a novel, fun way for them to share their favourite books with a new, non-judgmental ‘listener’ in the dog.  Children may also pat the dog while reading if they wish.