Dogs on School Grounds

Dogs on School Grounds

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.


  • All dogs must be on a leash that keeps the dog reasonably close to the adult. The leash must be held by an adult.
  • Dogs can be tied up for brief periods e.g. long enough to take a child to their class. The dog must be on a short leash and away from entry points so that people in the school grounds have a choice about whether they come into contact with the dog.
  • If the dog is considered by the council or any other authority to be a breed that needs muzzling, the dog must be muzzled on school property.
  • Dogs are not allowed inside school buildings.
  • Dog owners should help educate children about how best to approach their dog.
  • Dogs are not allowed to drink from school water fountains.
  • Owners must remove any mess left by their dog.

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.

Stray dogs

Any stray dog at school will be reported to dog control and taken away so there is no danger to our students.

Glen Eden Primary School
makes learning an enjoyable
and rewarding experience
for our tamariki.



Phone: (09) 818 6686
Mobile: 021 610 364 or 027 337 7002



Glen Eden Primary School
3 Glenview Rd
Glen Eden,
Auckland 0602