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.
Joining us as a volunteer
The support of volunteers within the school community is greatly appreciated. Parents, grandparents and family members who volunteer play an integral role in creating an environment for the students which is conducive to learning and developing academically, physically and socially.
To best support volunteers in the school and to continue to provide a safe environment for our students, we also need to abide by child protection laws using the following process:
Working with Children Check for Volunteers at our school
Under the WWCC legislation, parents or close relatives who volunteer with their child's school, early education centre or other educational institution or with a team, program or other activity in which the child usually participates or is a team member, are exempt from obtaining a WWCC number from the RTA..
Instead, you will need to complete Appendix 5 Declaration for Volunteers and provide the school with 100 points of ID WWCC Appendix 6. Please complete the form and bring in your ID to the front office for verification.
Although this process is lengthy, it is necessary to promote a safe environment for our students. The rewards of participating in the school as a volunteer are many. A significant advantage is that your children will see how much you value their education and you will become more familiar with their school community.
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.
- volunteering at the canteen
- helping out at the library
- assistance with the school musical.
Declaration for Volunteers (pdf 528 KB)
WWCC Appendix 6 (pdf 197 KB)