An Emerald school has a beagle puppy as their new classmate
THE Emerald Christian College enrolled a new student on Friday.
She was decked out in a uniform, received an enrolment certificate and will attend class just like any other student at the local school.
The only difference with this new student is she has four-legs, a wet noise and a waggy tail.
Mindy is a seven-week-old beagle puppy, and a new face and student to the school.
She has a house set up on the grounds and will be at school every day alongside the students.
Principal Graeme Johnston had the fun job of enrolling her on Friday to meet all her new peers and said she would provide a great learning opportunity for students at the school.
"She is only seven weeks old, but comes to school every day as all good children do," Mr Johnston said.
Mindy will also be learning a thing or two and will receive a report card at the end of each semester, just like the students.
"She will be trained to be a kind companion to the students, assist on the reading program, participate in sports and attend official school functions like the Anzac Day parade," Mr Johnston said.
The students were eager to meet their new peer, and Mr Johnston said they were looking forward to all the new adventures they will have this year.