Parents, families and carers are a child’s first and most important teachers. For students to be successful at school, it is important for family, community and schools to work together to create a stimulating and supportive environment for the learning and development of all children. We value the support and engagement of parents in all aspects of school life.
At St Clare’s, this means looking at ways to work in partnership with families; helping to build their capacity for effective parent engagement.
Areas of parent involvement include:
- In classrooms
- Parents & Friends Association and School Board
- Participation in school celebrations including liturgies and other school-based initiatives
- Sporting events and carnivals
- Support with excursions and camps
- School Fete
- P & F social gatherings
- Information evenings/Meet and Greets
- Parent/teacher interviews
- Feedback through surveys and forums
Parent helpers greatly enhance the teaching and learning in our school. Your help allows teachers to do so much more with the children in their class.
It is a workplace requirement that all volunteers be informed of our Student Protection practices and abide by the Code of Conduct for Parents and Volunteers.
All parents are sent a Parent slip regarding volunteer work and asked to declare that they have read and agree with the practices and Code of Conduct. All other volunteers (e.g. Grandparents) are asked to please download the documents below and return the signed application and declaration forms.
Parents, like any visitors to the school, must first report to the office and sign in as well as collect a visitor’s badge. On departing the school grounds, they must then sign out and return the badge to the office.
Student Protection Handbook for Volunteers
Code of Conduct for Parents, Volunteers and Visitors
New Volunteer declaration form