SPCA Canterbury is proud to present our fun and interactive "Empathy Education" programme, to learners of all ages and backgrounds. Empathy Education is fundamental in preventing animal cruelty, and is designed to emphasise empathy, compassion and responsibility for all living beings. When kind treatment of animals becomes a part of an individual's personality, then those qualities are seen in their relationships with fellow human beings.
Our friendly Education team includes: Education Officers - Richard and Merrin, along with their enthusiastic animal 'assistants' - Vinnie and Otro the guineas, Myrtle the Border Terrier, Bugsy the Greyhound and Patrick the budgie. Our team are available to host groups at our Animal Centre in Hornby and they are also happy to venture off-site - visiting schools, community groups and other centres of learning. Presentations include the role of SPCA in our community and animal welfare. Each presentation is tailored to suit a variety of learners and to include any unique interests the group may have.
Please click here to download a copy of our latest education brochure. This programme is a FREE service; however, we are a registered charity and do not receive any government funding - so kindly appreciate any donations.
Phone: (03) 344 4770
SPCA online teachers portal
SPCA's Education Portal is designed for primary and intermediate school teachers looking for innovative resources that provide real life, meaningful contexts for teaching and learning with the New Zealand Curriculum.
Teachers click here.
Children and families click here.
Proudly supported by:
The "Empathy Education" programme is proudly sponsored by The Mainland Foundation. With their support we have been able to expand our education programme, ensuring we spread our message to as many Cantabrians as possible. Thank you 'Mainland Foundation' for helping to make our community a better place for both people and animals!