Developing children’s reading ability is about confidence as much as smarts and having a gentle, non-judgmental audience to read to helps with building that confidence. Dogs do that very well.
The latest teaching aid to help Glenferrie Primary School students improve their literacy skills has arrived and he has four legs, a tail and a golden coat.
Good Education Media has partnered with in-school literacy charity, Story Dogs, by sponsoring a dog team to work with Glenferrie Primary School students.
Young families in their thousands are flocking to a handful of suburbs in Melbourne, leading to an explosion in the under-18 population in some neighbourhoods.
Secondary schools at Tarneit and Hoppers Crossing are in for a tight squeeze with limited places available to cater to the numbers of pupils graduating to secondary schools.