The Righteous Pups Program

 The Righteous Pups - Autism Assistance Dogs Training Program matches Grade 5 and 6 students with a puppy. Students participate in weekly training sessions as well as special events such as public outings and a sleepover with their dogs.

 

Students who consistently demonstrate the school values and work to achieve the goals of the program are awarded the Jill Polholke Medal at the Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony.

 

The program is a major part of our mental health and wellbeing strategy. Students learn about the psychology of both dogs and humans, tey learn about their own personalities and the importance of self-regulation and being truthful to ourselves.

 

Our students take great pride in helping to train a dog that will eventually support an autistic child in their own home.