About us - Parent Involvement

We value parent / caregiver and community involvement and know that effective partnerships play a vital role in your child’s education. To support this partnership, all volunteers must have a clearance to work with children through the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion before they can volunteer in any capacity at school. Please see the Front Office for further information and application forms. In addition, volunteers are required to have “Responding to Abuse and Neglect” training. This training is available online through the DECD website here.

There are many ways parents / families can help and contribute to their child’s learning including:

Classroom – class teachers appreciate and will ask for specific help in a range of classroom activities, excursions or camps.

Parent volunteers - are always needed to support our fundraising and working bees.

Canteen - parent volunteers are always needed to assist in the canteen on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Please see Trish Mart (our Canteen Manager) or Front Office staff for further information on volunteering your services.

Governing Council – is a major decision making body in the school. Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting each year. You may attend any Council meeting as an observer, or join Council sub-committee activities at any time. Please see the Principal for further information.

Grounds / Facilities – Volunteers are always welcome for helping with the upkeep of our Grounds and Facilities (ie. gardens / weeding). If you would like to offer your services in this area, please see the Office Manager, Barb West.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program – offers the children a unique opportunity to enjoy hands on learning about healthy food - from growing produce in our garden, to cooking and eating the food in our fully equipped, six-bay kitchen and dining room. Parent help in both the garden and cooking lessons is an essential part of this program. Please see Front Office staff for further information, or contact Michele Ormsby-Smith (Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Co-ordinator) on 0408 637 850.