In 2022 Galilee introduced Artemis (Arte) our Therapy Dog into the school. Arte is Certified as a Therapy Dog through Lead The Way Institute.
Therapy Dogs are becoming a popular and worthwhile addition to schools all over Australia and at Galilee, we look for anyway we can boost our students’ wellbeing and enhance student learning. Not only that, but having Arte at Galilee helps to educate our students on how to safely interact with dogs in our wider community.
Artemis is Certified to work with Sharon Cameron the School Counsellor and is involved in counselling sessions and group sessions where appropriate. All children have the opportunity to opt out of interactions with the dog by contacting the school to inform them of this decision.