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Getting Involved

 

You don't need to be a member of the P&C or even attend meetings to get involved in the life of the school. Whether you have only occasional time in the evenings or can donate a morning a week, there's something you can do. Here are a few ideas. 

Activity

What's involved

Contact details / further information

Occasional jobs – outside school hours / at any time

  • cover library books
  • take as many as you can carry, or as few as you like ­
  • keep an eye on the school newsletter
  • cover class books
  • take as many as you can carry, or as few as you like
  • see your child's teacher
  • sharpen pencils
  • take as many as you can carry, or as few as you like ­
  • see your child's teacher
  • adopt a garden patch
  • help care for the school's outdoor areas by managing a small patch. Could involve planting, pruning, weeding, mulching
 
  • help out at a gardening bee
  • BYO equipment and weed, trim or mulch to your heart's content!
  • dates are published on the school website (P&C section) and the P&C noticeboard (near the canteen), or keep an eye on the school newsletter
  • volunteer to help with a P&C event
  • each P&C event requires a coordinator, a planning team and lots of parent helpers on the day
  • keep an eye on the school newsletter and P&C emails or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express interest

Occasional jobs ­– during school hours

  • volunteer in the canteen
  • any help appreciated, from once a week to once a term. Basic timing includes the following, but any variation is possible:
  • 8.30 – 9.30am: taking lunch orders
  • 9.30 – 11.00am preparing lunches
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm: sorting lunch orders and serving during lunchtime
 
  • accompany class excursions
  • class excursions have strict student-to-adult ratios and a limited number parents is often needed to accompany on the day
  • see your child's teacher or keep an eye on excursion permission notes
  • volunteer to help with a P&C event
  • each P&C event requires a coordinator, a planning team and lots of parent helpers on the day
  • keep an eye on the school newsletter and P&C emails or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to express interest
  • help out in your child's classroom
  • sometimes, and particularly in the younger years, teachers invite parents to help out in the classroom
  • keep an eye on notes home at the beginning of the year or see your child's teacher
  • help out with the Mothers' and Fathers' Day stalls
  • help in advance making or wrapping gifts or assist with selling on the day
 
  • help out on Grandparents' and Harmony Day (in March each year)
  • assist on the day by donating food, getting food ready and serving hot beverages to grandparents
 
  • help out at a Community Night
  • assist during the day with food preparation, or serve food in the evening
 
  • join a P&C sub-committee – the Community Club
  • be part of planning for Community Club organisations (canteen, uniform shop) and events
  • meetings are held monthly at school during school hours
 
  • support garden classes
  • assist with the delivery of the Edible Garden Program or Goanna Trail lessons. Up to 7 one-hour classes per term. A great opportunity to learn the program and become a garden teacher
 

Regular jobs – outside school hours / at any time

  • join the watering roster
  • water the vegie garden or new planting along the Goanna Trail once a week. Mon, Wed, Fri mornings. Approximately 1 hour
 
  • become a worm farmer
  • feed and water worm towers and worm farms
 
  • care for the vegie garden
  • targeted maintenance of particular areas as needed
 
  • join holiday garden rosters
  • watering and chook care during holidays. Harvest fresh produce to take home!

 

 
  • help out at a gardening bee
  • BYO equipment and weed, trim or mulch to your heart's content!
  • dates are published on the school website (P&C section) and the P&C noticeboard (near the canteen), or keep an eye on the school newsletter

Regular jobs – during school hours

  • volunteer in the canteen
  • any help appreciated, from once a week to once a term. Basic timing includes the following, but any variation is possible:
  • 8.30 – 9.30am: taking lunch orders
  • 9.30 – 11.00am preparing lunches
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm: sorting lunch orders and serving during lunchtime
 
  • volunteer at the uniform shop
  • serve at the counter on a Tuesday or Friday morning, from 8.30 – 9.30am
 
  • join the watering roster
  • water vegie garden or new planting along the Goanna Trail once a week. Mon, Wed, Fri mornings. Approximately 1 hour
 
  • become a worm farmer
  • feed and water worm towers and worm farms
 
  • care for the vegie garden
  • targeted maintenance of particular areas as needed
 
  • help out in your child's classroom
  • sometimes, and particularly in the younger years, teachers invite parents to help out in the classroom
  • keep an eye on notes home at the beginning of the year or see your child's teacher