Waroona District High School is proud to be associated with the Story Dogs programme. This nationally accredited program organises trained dogs and their handlers to come into the school each week to support reluctant readers in the early primary years. Research has shown that the presence of a dog within a non-judgemental environment encourages student engagement with books and improves literacy.
Waroona District High School is fortunate to have two teams currently servicing the school. Mr John Clare and his dog Abby support our Year 3 group while Ms Christine Abbott and her dog Polly work with our Year 2 students.
This year Friday the 4th of May will be National Story Dogs Day. This day asks school communities to fundraise to help support this not for profit program. Waroona DHS will be holding a ‘wear orange day’ for a gold coin donation!
Waroona District High School delivers the award winning positive education approach to well-being, resilience and social-emotional learning called ‘Bounce Back.’ This program plays an important role in teaching students how to think positively about themselves and also how to make and keep friends. Each class delivers a series of carefully planned lessons aimed at building resilience and strengthening social-emotional health and well-being in children in the primary school.