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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Racing Hearts now offers Equine Assisted Therapy to children and young adults participating in our School Programs

Racing Hearts programs’ are designed and facilitated by qualified Mental Health practitioners in a non-traditional setting catering for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary students. Our horses assist in all sessions and children are encouraged to not only build a relationship with the horses but also with all adults supporting the program.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

  • Each program is based on thorough research and are conducted over a block of 6 or 8 weeks.

  • You select the children to participate in the program according to needs you prioritize for the group

  • Schools work with Sue (program co-ordinator) using the Framework Program we have designed; we'll then discuss the specific group needs and design a flexible program to suit those needs

  • Programs are generally conducted at Graybrook but can also be conducted on school sites

Our programs are designed around the Victorian Curriculum and the

Personal and Social Capabilities Framework, through the

themes of:

  • What are our Life Challenges and How do we Tackle them?

  • Awareness

  • Boundaries

  • Feelings

  • Thoughts and Thinking

  • Relationships

Catering for Individual School Needs

As part of the Schools Program Racing Hearts also offers upon request;

  • Our horses visiting  your school to attend assemblies in order to promote the program to all members of your school community

  • Parent and Carer Information sessions. These sessions increase ‘buy in’ and transferrable understandings which will support healthy changes being established for the children

  • Staff Professional Development sessions can be held to compliment the integration of your program with your Wellbeing Curriculum. These sessions are best held at Graybrook and can run from an hour and a half to half day sessions. 


For Further information and/or to arrange a face-to-face meeting please contact

Sue on schools@racinghearts.com.au or call 0408371685

 
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