Toorak Primary has been running the Storydogs program for the last two years, assisting students with their reading development. Students flock to pat and chat with the friendly dog and owner teams each time they visit the school in their smart orange jackets. We recently donated $500 from community fundraising to sponsor our own dog, Beau (with owner Andrew), who will return to Toorak in 2018, along with our two existing dogs Poppy (with owner Kate) and Ferris (with owner Stephen).
Some Year 2 students who have participated in the program this year recently presented a giant $500 cheque to the Story dogs Co-ordinator Megan Morgan on behalf of Toorak Primary at assembly. They gave the following feedback about their enjoyment of the scheme;
I support Megan in thanking you all for your continued support of this innovative scheme.
Kerry Merriman – Literacy Professional Learning Team and Year 2 Teacher