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Parent Involvement

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

 

We value parent / caregiver and community involvement and strongly believe that effective partnerships play a vital role in your child’s education. However, 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 provide the Front Office with your full name, date of birth and email address and this process will be managed by DCSI electronically

 

In addition, volunteers are required to have completed the “Responding to Abuse and Neglect” (RAN-EC) training which is available online through the EDUCATION DEPARTMENT website. 

 

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

 

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

 

Parent volunteers - are also needed to support our Fundraising, working bees, etc. 

 

Canteen - parent volunteers are always needed to assist in the canteen on 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.  (Gardens, Weeding, Equipment, etc.). If you would like to offer your services in this area, please see the Principal.

                                                                                                                                                                  

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program – offers the student 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 state of the art six-bay kitchen and dining room.  Parent help in both the garden & cooking lessons is an essential part of this program.  Please see Front Office staff for further information, or contact Michele Ormsby-Smith (Kitchen / Garden Co-ordinator) on 0408 637 850.