Helping at School

Helping at School Grandparents helping at school Helping in the Garden

Family Involvement

We acknowledge the valuable role of each family and community member in the learning and development of young children. We actively promote our vision for productive partnerships and collaboration on a range of educational initiatives. How parents become involved in the education of their children at Southern Cross Early Childhood School will depend on what suits the individual family. We encourage family involvement at every opportunity.

It is essential that there is local decision making which is responsive to families and draws on community expertise. All parents are encouraged to maintain close contact with the Principal who is keen to receive feedback, questions or concerns at any time.

Volunteers have a special place in Southern Cross Early Childhood School and assist in many ways:

  • sharing knowledge and expertise of craft, cooking, music, storytelling, job skills etc
  • interacting with the daily program
  • working bees in the garden
  • participating as a P&C committee member
  • sitting on the School Board.

If you would like to volunteer at our school please see reception.

To assist schools in providing a safe environment and a positive educational climate, volunteers are asked to comply with the Code of Conduct for Volunteers. This code of conduct has been formulated to clarify the type of conduct that is expected of volunteers when participating in programs and activities in ACT Government schools.

Code of Conduct for Volunteers (PDF Small 98.7 KB)
Code of Conduct for Volunteers (Word symbol 44 KB)

Insurance Arrangements for Volunteers (pdfsmall logo 113KB)
Insurance Arrangements for Volunteers (word logo 52KB)

Under Legislation introduced in 2013, volunteers are required to complete a Working with Vulnerable People - Volunteers nomination form. Please download forms below or see Reception if you are interested in working at our School in a volunteer capacity.

Working with Vulnerable People:

Volunteers nomination form (PDF Small 121.1 KB)
Volunteers nomination form (Word symbol 58.7 KB)

Follow the link to apply for a Working With Vulnerable People Registration Card