There are many ways parents can be involved in St Kilian's School.
- Helping in the classroom with support programs e.g. reading, excursions.
- Attend meetings and other sessions where explanations are given about what is happening at school.
- Become involved with Parents & Friends or the School Board.
- Attend working bees.
- Volunteer to assist with fundraising activities.
- Attend school social events.
- Attend parent inservices.
Parents volunteering their assistance with educational programs are appreciated and valued.
Contact will be made by teachers or the Principal when help is required. Volunteer helpers are given training and direction to assist them in the required task. As a person working with children, you are in a privileged position that demands you maintain the strictest confidence at all times.
St. Kilian's School actively supports and promotes volunteering in an appropriate manner, respecting and valuing volunteer's rights and responsibilities and ensuring a healthy and safe work environment.
We recognise that people volunteer for a wide range of reasons:
- to contribute to the community
- to share a sense of purpose and fulfilment
- to meet other people
- to be with people who share similar values
- to gain particular skills or experiences
- to fulfil particular spiritual values
- to feel useful and needed.
What is a Class Representative
The Class Representative (hereafter referred to as class rep) provides an important line of communication between the classroom teacher and parents.
How it Works
At the end of each school year, the school will ask for parent/carer nominations for Class rep for the upcoming year (due date will apply). The Principal (or delegate) will make contact with the nominees to discuss the nomination and the expectations of the role. Each class from Prep to Grade 6 will have at least one representative. If more than one nomination is received the School Leadership group will make an appropriate selection. Once selected, Class reps will be announced in the School newsletter.
Please note Class reps will need
- A Working with Children Check (or VIT registration)
- appropriate Volunteer induction and Code of Conduct paperwork. Further information regarding Volunteers from our school website includes Role Description and responsibilities.
Tenure of Class reps - 1 Year.
School Leadership will review the Class rep program on an ongoing basis.
Role of the Class Representative:
- Read the teacher’s Weekly Memo, School newsletter, etc
- Assist the teacher in sourcing helpers for activities/excursions, if required.
- Support parents, particularly new ones, by providing advice on where to go or who to ask for information when required.
- Encourage parents to get involved with school activities in some way, however small, throughout the year.
- Help provide additional information on school events such as book week, dress-up days, etc
- If available, attend the first day of school welcome/morning tea to support new parents.
- Class reps should NEVER mediate between a parent or group of parents and the classroom teacher. All classroom/student concerns should be directed straight to the classroom teacher; secondly to the Principal if the concern has not been resolved.
- Class reps will work with the Principal to ensure all classes have a Class rep organised each December for the following year.