Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education as well as get to know the staff and other parents and carers.
Research shows that children benefit when their parents or carers are actively involved in their education and school life.
You can help by:
- listening to children read in the classroom
- volunteering on sports days
- helping supervise excursions
- getting involved in fundraising activities
- joining school committees.
One or two parents from each class are asked to volunteer to be a Class Parent, to help co-ordinate classroom helpers for activities such as reading and maths groups, class functions and school events. Class Parents are greatly appreciated by the classroom teacher.
If you are volunteering at the school for any activity for example literacy groups, canteen, library, a P&C event etc., you must complete a Department of Education Working with Children corm as part of the Department of Education Working with Children policy. Forms are available from the office and all volunteers need to provide identification such as a valid passport or an Australian driver's licence.