Each year parents are encouraged to assist in classrooms and rosters are set up. Junior and middle teachers welcome parent helpers in classrooms. Each class teacher will roster interested parents so that time frames and nature of the commitment is clear to you.
We are also grateful for assistance in resource rooms, library, and trips outside the school and look forward to your involvement.
Teaching staff will apply a risk assessment when utilising the assistance of parent volunteers and will take steps to eliminate if possible, or minimise, any risk. Parents who volunteer to assist with students may be requested to complete a police vetting form. Police vetting will be undertaken in respect of all parents staying overnight on school trips or camps and may be sought in other circumstances where parents have sole charge of school children (other than their own) during school hours.
Where possible, students being assisted by parent helpers, will remain in close vicinity and within the line of sight of classroom teachers.
Parent volunteers on school trips will be “buddied up” so that students have two parents in charge of small groups.