Visits by Parents
We encourage parents and children to visit our school before the children are enrolled. By doing this we can explain our organisation and programs and help you to know how to best prepare your child for school.
Students benefit from additional resources provided through voluntary contributions from parents, carers and other citizens. These contributions assist the school to conduct additional programs and activities and purchase new educational material. They are used to purchase materials for used across the all KLA's as well as in the Library, Information Technology and Performing Arts
The School Board indicates the following contributions directly support the educational programs run by the school. Contributions may be made in full or by instalments.
Section 27 of the Educational Act 2004 clearly states that:
- each contribution must be voluntary
- a child is not to be refused benefits or services because the child's parents do not make a contribution
- a child is not harassed for contributions
- any record of contribution is confidential.
Schools may offer or facilitate some specific optional items, activities and services for which parents may be required to pay if they want their child to access them.
They are included in schedule 1 of the Department of Education and Training’s Statement on Requesting Financial Contributions from Parents, which can be found at Education and Training Directorate
Voluntary Library Trust Fund
Library Trust Fund donations are tax deductible. These funds provide additional resources and materials for the school library and directly benefit the children.
Volunteering at Schools
As per ACT Education Department policy, all parents/carers who volunteer in classrooms, at sporting events, on excursions or as drivers etc need to complete a Volunteers Form available from the Front Office.
Volunteers must sign in and wear a volunteer badge each time they volunteer. From time to time parents are asked to assist with the transportation of students to special events. Your assistance is appreciated. The owner and/or driver is responsible for ensuring they carry the required driver’s licence, that the vehicle is appropriately registered and insured, is roadworthy, and that loading does not exceed the seat belt provision of the vehicle.
Departmental Policies for Volunteers in Schools and Insurance Arrangement for Volunteers.