Volunteering at Woodend Primary School
Firstly thank you to our many volunteers who help out at our school. Without your support teachers would not be able to offer some of the rich learning experiences we offer to our students.
When is a WWCC (Working with Children Check) NOT required?
– parents or guardians who volunteer in connection with an activity that involves their own child (such as volunteering within their child’s own class)
– parents involved in one-off events, such as sports days, working bees and whole-of-school events for less than 7 days annually, and which do not involve any close personal contact which their child is attending
– parents or guardians volunteering on a Governing Council that is not the employing authority of an out-of-school hours care (OSHC).
Those who MUST be checked:
– parents/guardians attending excursions, overnight camps or school sleepovers
– parents/guardians involved with close personal contact with children, this involves toileting or changing clothes
– hosting billet families
– those in close contact with students with disabilities in special classes or schools
– sports coaches (we are wanting all our sports coaches to be checked)
– parent volunteers, if their own child is not involved in the service or activity.
What do I have to do to be a Volunteer at Woodend?
You are required to:
- Read and sign ‘What we expect from Volunteers’ form
- Complete and sign a ‘Volunteer Agreement’ (confidential)
- Sign a ‘Volunteer Declaration’
- Complete a ‘Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care’ training (RAN – EC) – online course for volunteers
- Complete a ‘General Induction’ – 20 minute online presentation (optional)
- Complete a ‘Working With Children Clearance’ (WWCC) Screening form (see above for criteria)
Information about these are available at the school office.
Jane Ann Natar Cathie Luke Kerri Bruggemann
Deputy Principal Senior Leader School Service Officer