We welcome parents, carers and family members to volunteer across many different areas of our school. Activities may include helping in the classrooms with reading, writing and numeracy, attending excursions, assisting during swimming sessions, working in the canteen and garden, etc.
How to become a classroom helper?
Step 1: Organise your Working with Children Check
It is a requirement by law that all school volunteers have a valid Working with Children Check to work with students. The Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a screening process for assessing or re-assessing people who work with or care for children in Victoria. A volunteer WWCC can be obtained from the Working With Children Check website.
Applications can take between 3-12 weeks to process.
Once you have your WWCC, email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Watch the Child Safe Standards – Volunteer Training video
The Child Safe Standards – Volunteer Training video is approximately 6 minutes in duration and discusses the Child Safe Standards, Child Safety Policy, Volunteers Policy, Child Safety Code of Conduct and expectations of volunteers at the school.
Click on the link to view the video:
Step 3: Complete the Child Safety Quiz
Please click on the link and successfully complete the Child Safety Quiz. A score of 7/7 is required however you can rewatch and submit another response immediately if you do not receive 100%.
Step 4: Sign the Child Safety - Code of Conduct
Please read and sign the school’s Child Safety Code of Conduct and return to the office. Refer to the following link for the Code of Conduct, alternatively the office has hard copies at reception.
Parent Helper Additional Information video
This video covers ways volunteers can help at school and general tips when working with children.