We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and
custodians of the land on which
we work and learn together.

Broome SHS


Wellbeing Wellington Spark is checking out

Term 4 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we will soon have to say goodbye to our beloved wellbeing co-ordinator, Wellington, the canine companion of our retiring Library teacher Mr Will Spark and Library Officer Mrs Carol Spark. Wellington is affectionately regarded as their favourite fur-child, and first joined Broome Senior High School at the tender age of 16 weeks, in 2021 .

Having endeared himself to the school community, Wellington has become an integral part of the students’ lives. Participating eagerly in training sessions often led by the students, Wellington not only sharpened his own skills but also provided a platform for the students to build confidence in speaking out and engaging in activities.

Wellington assumed a crucial role in comforting students fearful of vaccination needles and often provided reassurance to those experiencing emotional lows. Beyond the school premises, Wellington often accompanied students on excursions to primary schools, captivating younger audiences with insights to what its like to haveĀ  a wellbeing dog in their educational environment.

Wellington was often also a highlight at many school events, including Year 7 discos, the Year 10 formal and the high school ball. Always dressed to suitably impress, Wellington always made a smart impression at these gatherings.


Grateful for the fun times shared, Broome Senior High School extend a heartfelt thank you to Wellington, our wellbeing co-ordinator with a heart as big as its paws, and of course to Mr and Mrs Spark, his devoted owners. Our deepest appreciation for sharing your beloved companion with us and enriching the lives of the entire school community. We wish you all the best in your retirement.