It is important for the safety of all community members that visitors identify themselves at the School Office upon arrival at the school. Signing in at the front office is mandatory, and is referred to in the event of an emergency evacuation. Visitors are reminded that the consumption of alcohol during school hours is prohibited and that the school is a non-smoking site at all times.
All parent volunteers need to complete the online Volunteer Registration at the beginning of each year.
Parental participation in the life of the school is encouraged. Parents can assist in many ways, both in and out of the classroom. Class teachers will advise times and tasks when parental assistance is required. In all situations of parental voluntary assistance, it must be recognized that the teacher is the responsible adult in charge of the class and that the parent must comply with the teacher directions in relation to the conduct of the class and care of students. Confidentiality is an expectation of any involvement with children in the school. Parents should sign-in and sign-out daily so that a record of contact with children can be maintained and to assist account for visitors in cases of emergency.
All non-parent volunteers (grandparents, uncles, aunts, siblings, extended family) who wish to help at the school in any capacity, regardless of frequency, must undergo a criminal check before undertaking such work. The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian screens all persons who work with children to eliminate the possibility of anyone with a criminal history working in education. A suitability notice, in the form of a plastic card known as a Blue Card, is valid for 2 years from the date of application. Parents do not need to apply for this suitability card. Volunteers should sign-in and sign-out daily at the school office, so that a record of contact with children can be maintained and to assist account for visitors in cases of emergency.
All non-parent volunteers also need to complete an online Volunteer Registration at the beginning of each year and have a valid blue card.