The Catholic Schools Office values the significant contribution volunteers make to all our schools. Volunteers bring a rich and diverse mixture of culture, life experience and expertise from their communities. They complement and enhance the student-centred care provided by our staff. Our volunteers enrich the quality of life for our students and their families and are in turn, enriched by their experiences.
We value the assistance given by parents, grandparents and friends of the school. These people assist in the library, canteen, reading and sport. If you would like to volunteer your assistance, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our school office for more information. All volunteers will need a current WWCC (Working With Children Check) and must have completed a school induction, which are conducted several times a year at school.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
All adults working on a voluntary basis must obtain a working with children check clearance number from the Roads and Maritime Services (at no cost for volunteers). The number then needs to be provided to the school and a declaration form along with 100 points proof of identification check completed.
To learn more about volunteering in a Catholic School, including Child Protection concerns and the Volunteer Code of Conduct, please download the Volunteer Induction Handbook, which has been produced by the Catholic Schools Office of Maitland-Newcastle and the Federation of Parents & Friends Association, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Reminder — all visitors/parents to the school must sign in at the kiosk in the front office on arrival and departure.