Therapeutic Buzz

One of the good things about having a school dog, is that there are always excellent cuddles available if you feel in need!

Buzz in R garden

These Year 1’s were supposed to be going out to play!

Cuddle Buzz

If you feel like a cuddle, Buzz is normally here on Mondays and Thursdays!

This term Buzz has been enjoying playing some favourite old games, such as Follow the leader, …

Buzz and Follow my leader

Hide and Seek …

Sardines Buzz

and Tug of War!

Buzz and Josh

Yesterday he joined us for the Easter Service at the church!

Church Buzz

Have a lovely Easter everyone …. Buzz looks forward to seeing ALL of you next term, for break times on the field, sun tan lotion and sports day!

Buzz has fun in the playground running around with everyone, but sometimes when we get to school early, or particularly late, he gets a bit lonely in the playground and wanders around looking for someone to throw his ball!


Buzz playground


Lonely Buzz


Buzz is making himself very home here at St John’s, even getting comfy on Mrs Quirk’s chair on her room!

Buzz sofa

Yesterday, we caught Buzz digging in the meadow where a tree stump had recently been removed … I should have taken a picture of his face afterwards, it was FILTHY!

Digging Buzz



Buzz has a new talent … jumping on tables and desks!  Hmm, I’m not sure it’s a talent we want to encourage, but last week he thought that we were having too much fun without him in play therapy and jumped up to join in with the colouring, and then jumped on Mrs Newhouse’s desk chair and had a snooze!


Buzz and Pencils


Buzz at desk

Buzz comes out to play with me on the days he’s here (normally Mondays and Thursdays), and comes out for half an hour at lunchtime.  Other than that, he trots around the school meeting and greeting people, like these lucky year 5 girls last week!


Buzz and Yr 5 girls

Buzz had a haircut at the weekend, and is looking much slinkier now.  His coat actually takes a lot more looking after than I realised, and I have to brush him everyday.  He also needs a good trim every 6-8 weeks and a weekly bath to keep him not only looking good, but smelling good too (hopefully!).

Buzz is now 7 months and you can see how much bigger he is than the first picture in September!

January Haircut

Buzz lends a helping hand

Buzz and Mrs B


Buzz kindly helped Mrs Bennett last week to take down her old display, isn’t he helpful?  (I’m not sure Mrs Bennett would agree!)

paper tearer


Buzz has been coming into some of my play therapy sessions, which everyone seems to enjoy … he is learning to sit and watch without chewing EVERYTHING!

G and B


New meets for Buzz!

Buzz is settling in well to school life, he trots up and down the corridors greeting people with a wag of his tail!  He comes out in the field and the playground at lunchtime, and was most upset he couldn’t join in with the game of football last week ….


Buzz plays football


We have a lovely group of students just starting with us, from Canterbury University, and it was important they got to know the school dog as well as all the staff and pupils!


Buzz meets the students

Buzz was also very pleased to find some more dogs in Miss Allen’s Reception class! Sadly, despite his best efforts, he couldn’t get them to play with him …


Buzz meets the dogs

Buzz’s week

Buzz is starting to get to know his routine at St John’s, and springs out the car and dashes in to the school ready for all the attention!  He even comes into the office, but to be honest, is more a distraction than anything else as he’s so cuddly and strokable.


On Thursday he came to Harvest Festival and enjoyed sniffing around all the harvest goodies and watching the singing before deciding it was time for a snooze.

Buzz Harvest

On Thursday afternoon class 1 were practicing their handwriting, and the letters ‘ff’ accompanied by the line ‘scruffy dog’, so Buzz went in for inspiration.  As the class were so quiet and hard working, he fell asleep again under the table with a comfy book bag for a pillow!

yr 1 table

Buzz’s first week!

Buzz came to school for the first time last Monday, the 19th of September, and was a very well behaved puppy, and quite a hit in the playground!  We’re working on teaching him to sit, and greet people with all 4 paws on the floor!  The children have joined me in saying that to him, “4 paws on the floor Buzz”!


He had a tour of the school, walked around the playground at lunchtime and played in the field, and then was exhausted and slept a lot on the floor in my office!


Buzz asleep


Buzz gives excellent hugs and is as soft as velvet, and we’re looking forward to watching him become a first class ‘outstanding’ school dog!