At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. - Jane D. Hull
Volunteers in any capacity are VERY welcome and greatly appreciated at Waubra Primary School. The children love to see their parents/families being involved in their school ‘world’ and extra hands/minds/smiles make our classrooms and whole school a happier place!
Ways volunteers can help at Waubra Primary School:
• Assisting with PMP with the P/1 students.
• Running a FAST activity group. This will involve a 4 week commitment of 1.5 hours every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00.
• Garden/Grounds: You are welcome to assist in the garden on a regular basis or every now and then.
• Assisting with current projects that are happening around the school. Details can be found on the newsletter.
• Sharing your special talents. Let us know if there is a skill or something special you could teach/share with the students. We love to have families run special ‘workshops’ where they can teach us all something new.
• Working Bees -Twice a year we hold working bees where all families are invited to come and help out with a variety of jobs around the school grounds. We provide a BBQ for everyone that is there and it is a great way to meet other people and help make our school look fantastic.
Important information for volunteers:
• Please sign the visitor’s book at the office when you are here volunteering.
• All volunteers must have a current Working with Children’s Card. Working with Children’s Card’s for volunteers are free of charge to obtain and forms are available from the school office or any post office.
• It is important to please check with the teacher when is an appropriate time to help. Sometimes the lessons teachers have planned will not require any additional help. And although we will be very grateful for your offer, we may not need you at that particular time.
• While in the classroom, everything that happens and is discussed must remain confidential. It is really important that volunteers don’t discuss the behaviour of children in class or any conversations they are privy to while in the school. A good “rule of thumb” is to consider – “Would I want another parent talking about my child when they left the school after volunteering”.
• While you are here volunteering we consider you to be part of our staff which means you are welcome to use all our facilities and make yourself at home.
• Always refer to the classroom teacher with any questions you are unsure about.
• If you have any concerns about a child for any reason, please discuss confidentially with the teacher or the principal. It is EXTREMELY important that these concerns are then not discussed outside the school.
• We value your opinions and suggestions – speak to the teacher or principal if you have something you would like to discuss.