Cardwell Primary School


Mutual Respect, Resilience,
Responsibility, Tolerance and Perseverance

School Dog

We are very excited to let you know that we will be introducing a school dog to Cardwell.

We have discussed introducing a dog with local schools that already have a dog and they have shared their positive experiences including the impact on the children. We believe that interacting with animals can lead to an increased sense of wellbeing as well as supporting children who may be experiencing anxiety. Being responsible for an animal can develop increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others: animals and humans. Through caring for animals’ children, learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival.

Please visit the Main Office if you do not give permission for your child to interact with the school dog as you will need to complete a permission form below.


 Children will only care for and interact with the dog if they would like to and parents will be able to indicate if they would wish for their child not to interact with the dog.

Introducing Buddy!


          Introducing a school dog to Cardwell              


The dog will be a small Cavapoo from an experienced breeder whose parentage has been chosen for excellent temperament and health credentials.

Cavapoos are known for being a low shedding breed, which has hypoallergenic properties. 


Introducing Buddy

Cardwell Primary School Dog Letters:

Introducing a school dog to Cardwell Letter 12.11.2020

Cardwell Primary School Risk Assessment:

School Dog Risk Assessment 26.11.2020 

 We are very much looking forward to introducing a dog to our school community in 2020. In the mean time, why don't you prepare your children by showing them the below Be Dog Smart.

Be Dog Smart 

Be Dog Smart

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further then please make email us at