Misty, an Australian Shepherd dog, joined the family at King’s Christian College just under a year ago and in her short seven months at school, she has improved the social, emotional and overall school functioning for students whom she has a special relationship with during this time.
The 20-month-old therapy dog, has her heart set on helping settle the children at school.She visits classrooms from Prep to Year 8 at the Pimpama campus and helps reduce stress and anxiety for our students.
Therapy dogs are known to improve the overall psychological health by providing affection, comfort and support to people.
Marianne Koops from Student Wellbeing department said, “Misty is a great help to students who require some extra support during their school day.”
“All the kids just love it when Misty visits their classroom.She is a well-loved therapy dog who is patient and has ears to listen to everyone’s story,” stated Mrs Koops.
Year 6 student, Belle Hume, said Misty is a great help to her and she looks forward to seeing her at school.
Misty is loved by all our students.