Classroom Programs – This includes listening to reading, working with small groups, attending excursions and sharing expertise in an area. Please make contact with the classroom teacher if you would like to volunteer your time.

Class Parent Representatives – each class has a volunteer parent/parents who liaise with the class teacher in order to support class activities, establish links with teacher and parents, involve parents in class activities and make new parents feel welcome. Parents are encouraged to assist the Class Parent Representative in their role.

Other activities – include assisting in the Resource Centre, Canteen, grounds maintenance and helping with after school sporting teams.

School Parent Association is a group that most capably support school programs.  They meet twice a term, once during the day and once in the evening. The aims of the Parent Association are to participate in the life of the school and to raise funds for the purchase of essential resources, equipment etc.  Parent Association representatives support the school in many other ways including facilitating parent information evenings and transition sessions, managing lost property, coordinating parent networkers and welcoming new families to the community.  Participating in this group is an ideal way for new parents to become involved in the school community.  Anyone wishing to be a committee member, or attend meetings, may call the office on 8370 3733.

Governing Council is responsible for setting the broad direction and vision for the school, strategic planning, determining policies and financial monitoring. Governing Council also has a role in ascertaining community needs and perception of the School and providing advise to the Principal.

Governing Council members nominate to be on one of the sub-committees of Governing Council: Finance, Sports, Education, Canteen and Out Of School Hours Care.

Throughout the year there are many volunteers assisting with the learning programs in all classes, extra-curricular activities and sporting teams. We greatly appreciate volunteer support and value the enrichment that is added due to their involvement.

To ensure the safety of students The Department for Education and Child Development requires Child Related Employment Screening, CRES for some volunteers DECD has updated its screening policy in 2016 to make it easier for parents and guardians to volunteer their time. Please read the information below to determine if you need a CRES. If you need to apply for a CRES screening please contact the office or email shelley.pohlenz223@schools.sa.edu.au as this is now an online process which we need to set  up for you.

What has changed: Parents and guardians no longer require a screening if:

  • they are volunteering in connection with an activity which involves their own child

 

What hasn’t changed: Screening will continue to apply to:

  • all DECD employees (teachers are screened through the TRB) volunteers with Families SA· all grandparents, aunts and uncles volunteering in a school·volunteers working closely with children with disabilities sports coaches who are not parents or guardians of a child in the team·parent volunteers, if their own child is not involved in the school or activity any volunteer attending an overnight camp·Governing Council members who do not have a child at the school or where the Governing Council is the employing authority for an OSHC hosts of billets or homestay students tertiary students and supervisors·adult re-entry students who have been out of school for 6 months or more students undertaking work experience in a preschool or child care centre·family-based carers such as kinship and foster carers·some contractors and third-party providers (refer to online screening guide for criteria).

It is also a requirement from DECD that all volunteers attend an induction session which covers issues associated with RAN-EC specific to our school.