Dogs are an important part of life for many Glen Eden Primary families, and are often included in activities such as walking children to and from school. The school appreciates this inclusion and values the place the dog has within a family. It also acknowledges that some people can find contact with dogs stressful, and even frightening.
Parents who bring dogs on to school grounds do so on the understanding that their dog has no issues around children, has never displayed any aggression towards children, and that the owner believes the dog is fully trustworthy in a school environment.
Owners bringing a dog or dogs on to the school grounds must follow the guidelines below.
Glen Eden Primary is committed to teaching children appropriate behaviour when approaching dogs so that they have a positive experience interacting with the animal, and in order to reduce the risk of accident or injury.
Any stray dog at school will be reported to dog control and taken away so there is no danger to our students.