Parents and carers are vital contributors to the development of a positive, active school community. Parents and carers who are willing to assist the school in any way are encouraged to contact their child’s classroom teacher. There are many opportunities to volunteer at school – reading with students, helping with the kitchen-garden program, the swimming program, sharing skills and expertise relevant to inquiry units, fundraising events, Parents and Friends Association and School Council or one of its sub-committees.
Parents and carers also have the opportunity to participate in school excursions – assisting staff in the supervision and care of all students. Teachers will discuss the excursion details and expectations with parent/carer helpers before the excursion.
Working With Children Check (WWCC)
A working with children card is required by all parents/carers who wish to volunteer their time at school. Volunteering your time might consist of assisting in a classroom with reading or going on an excursion with a class or just helping out with general activities where children are present.
To apply for a volunteer WWCC parents/carers are required to submit their details online before going to Australia Post to lodge their application. There is no cost when applying for a volunteer WWCC. Two passport photos are required which can be arranged at the Post Office. Please visit Department of Justice Victoria – Working With Children Check website at:
All parent/carer helpers must have a Working with Children Check card, which is registered with the school office.