Buddy the Assistance Dog

Buddy - East Gippsland Specialist School Assistance Dog

Buddy is our school’s Assistance Dog whose job is to support the mental health, wellbeing and learning of students in our school.
The Assistance Dogs Program helps to introduce an Assistance Dog into a service, in this case, a school setting. It aims to create a permanent connection between the school community and the assistance dog which leads to positive emotional and social impacts for all.
The program focusses on assisting students and staff with emotional regulation, social connection and communication which can help with trauma, anxiety, the escalation cycle and improving the mental health and wellbeing of students.

Assisting the Assistance Dog

If you would like to support the East Gippsland Specialist School Assistance Dog Program please feel free to contact the school by phone on 5152 5922 or by email at east.gippsland.ss@education.vic.gov.au

Alternatively donations can be made to the following account:

East Gippsland Specialist School
BSB:    033-203
Acc:     225737