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Griffith East Public School

Griffith East Public School

Excellence, Innovation and Inclusion

Telephone02 6962 1804

Volunteering at school

Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education as well as get to know the staff and other parents and carers.

Research shows that children benefit when their parents or carers are actively involved in their education and school life.

You can help by:

  • listening to children read in the classroom
  • volunteering on sports days
  • helping supervise excursions
  • getting involved in fundraising activities
  • joining school committees.

General school contribution

Public schools seek monetary assistance each year from parents. A priority list of needs is set by staff and parents so that all are aware of the school’s needs.  Through the budgeting process, essential resources are then purchased.

The voluntary school contribution is set in consultation with the P & C Association each year

The current annual contribution is $30 for a single child or $50 for a family

Parent partnerships in the school

The school actively encourages parent involvement in school activities. Some of these activities include:

  • accompanying students on excursions
  • assisting with class activities as a parent helper
  • assisting the Librarian
  • acting as ‘officials’ at sports days
  • sharing your talents and interests
  • taking part in ‘Working Bees’
  • attending fundraising functions
  • providing services e.g. Book Club, Canteen

A Working with Children Check must be completed before entering the classroom. Please contact the front office regarding this procedure.

If you can help in any of these ways, please contact your child's class teacher. Parents helping in the school should sign the volunteer register in the classroom..

It is hoped that you make regular contact with the class teacher to check on your child's progress. If you wish to speak to the teacher or any other member of staff, telephone or call in personally, to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Some of the ways parents can assist their children are:

  • talking to your child about school and current events and any items of interest
  • insisting at all times on courteous and clear speech
  • encouraging your child to read as widely as possible
  • labelling all possessions clearly and permanently
  • encouraging your child by commenting positively on features of work and conduct
  • selecting suitable books and television material for your child
  • supporting the teacher and school by insisting that work is always well done to the best of their ability
  • assisting the students to take responsibility for their projects and assignments.
  • monitoring the use of technology, including all aspects of social media.