Helping Out At School
Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education and to get to know the school staff and other parents.
Research shows that children benefit when their parents are actively involved in their education and school life.
Keep an eye on the school newsletter for opportunities to help out at school and ask your child’s teacher if you are interested in helping in the classroom. You will be required to complete a working with children check beforehand.
Here are some ways you can help:
• listen to children read in the classroom
• volunteer on sports days
• help to supervise excursions
• get involved in fundraising activities
• join a school committee.
There are some costs associated with going to school that you may find it helpful to plan and budget for such as:
• school books and equipment
• extra-curricular activities.
Voluntary school contribution
At the start of each year we may ask for a voluntary school contribution to enhance our educational and sporting programs.
We try to keep any additional costs to a minimum and may be able to assist families who are having financial difficulty paying schooling costs.
We may ask you for financial contributions to cover the costs of materials used by your child in elective subjects that go beyond the minimum requirements of the curriculum. Individual arrangements can be made confidentially if you cannot pay these costs.