Volunteers

Welcome back to the new school year

 

Volunteers play a vital role in the education of our students and once again, we are inviting our school community to express interest in a volunteer role.

In recent times we have expanded and diversified the roles of our volunteers so that we can maximise the skills and expertise of our wider school community.

 

Schools need to be a positive and nurturing environment, where both parents and teachers facilitate education in an encouraging, engaging and collaborative manner.

Parents can help in many ways. Not all parents will be able to help during the day, but all parents can contribute in some way. Follow your interests in choosing your involvement.

 

Take part in the school community by:

  • Attending social functions

  • Helping with fundraising activities

  • Attending working bees

  • Visiting displays and school performances within the school and local community

  • Being involved with gardening in the school

  • Joining Werribee Friends

  • Joining School Council

  • Assisting with the whole school reading program

Volunteer Induction sessions will be conducted at the start of each year. These will outline how the program works, expectations, O.H. &S, confidentiality and how to assist children in the classroom with their learning. Please note from 2018 a Child Safety component has been added to the Volunteer Induction.

 

Tuesday 20th February, 9-10am in the staffroom - New Volunteers

Monday 5th March, 9.-9.15am in the staffroom - Current Colunteers

 

All volunteers must have a current Working with Children Check and attend our Induction session. If you are a current volunteer you will need to attend the Child Safety update. Working with Children Check forms are available online or at the Post Office. This identification card must be visible and placed in a school lanyard when you are volunteering in the school.   Click here for further information.

 

The offer of your precious time is greatly appreciated and we look forward to you being a part of our volunteer team this year.

Shelley Laird & Cathy Millar

(Co-ordinators of the WPS Volunteers’ Program.)