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Unveiling the dog book in Lajamanu

During a week-long visit to Lajamanu in July, AMRRIC Education Officers, Greg Owen and Mel Pepper worked with school staff to introduce student assessment plans and to unveil a glossy Dog Picture Book produced by the Yr 3-4 students.

In April, AMRRIC Education Officer Mel Pepper visited Lajamanu School to work with students in Year 3-4.  Mel and the class worked through one of the learning units in AMRRIC’s ‘Be a Friend to Your Dog’ (BAFTYD) teaching resource  ‘Recognising feelings – building empathy with dogs’. This helped the children understand that, just like people, dogs have needs and feelings; and that these feelings affect their welfare and their behaviour.

On her return visit to the school in July with Education Specialist Greg Owen, Mel presented each of the students with their very own Dog Book. They were very excited to discover that the book included a photo of themselves and their dogs, alongside their drawings showing them having fun with their pets.

Thanks to a productive partnership with Lajamanu School, BAFTYD has been tested in the classroom and had teacher feedback incorporated.  Its themes have proved to be relevant and worthwhile to students and the broader community.

AMRRIC will continue to partner with Lajamanu to implement a student assessment plan that accompanies each learning unit in BAFTYD.  The assessment plan has been examined by Teaching Learning and Inclusion, Department of Education NT, and is now available on AMRRIC’s website

Download the Be a Friend to Your Dog resources plus assessment plans

AMRRIC is grateful to Lajamanu School administration, staff and students for their invaluable help in refining this resource for remote school communities.

Please contact AMRRIC if you would like to discuss a school visit or to learn more about AMRRIC’s resources and services to schools.



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