Joining School Council is a fantastic way to learn more about how a school operates and to contribute in a very meaningful way. School Council consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, a number of Parent Members, a Parents & Friends Representative and at least two Department employees, usually the Principal and a Teacher. Meetings are convened at least eight times a year, usually twice a Term in the evenings to ensure maximum attendance of members. School Council elections are held at the beginning of every school year. We encourage all parents to have a voice through our School Council Members. School Council is involved in the strategic, financial, policy development and promotional aspects of the school. School Council Members are your representatives and willingly support you.
PARENTS & FRIENDS
Our super group of parents and friends work hard raising much needed additional funds for our school. They meet regularly to plan fundraising events and have a say in how these funds are spent. Joining the P&F is a great way to meet other community-minded parents and to strengthen our school and community together.
Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s learning. Parents are welcome to volunteer to work in a variety of roles available in our classrooms. Our Classroom Volunteering Agreement and a current Working With Children’s Check card should be presented to the office prior to any classroom volunteering taking place. Working with Children Checks are free and relatively easy to complete. If you would like any help with this, please contact the school for assistance. The school believes that children benefit from parents placing an importance on doing their best at school and classroom volunteering is a very positive way of modeling this belief.
Fortnightly playgroup sessions have traditionally been run by school volunteers to encourage pre-Primary School-aged children to socialise and play at school before attending in subsequent years. It is a great opportunity for new parents to have a cup of tea and meet new people in our school community too.