Lawson Public School

The Heart of the Mountains, Where Everyone Belongs

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Volunteering at our school

Volunteering at school is a great way to get involved in your child's education and to get to know the school staff and other parents. To volunteer at school talk to your child's class teacher or send an email to the school.

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

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Classroom support – sharpening pencils, covering books, distributing home readers, reading or maths groups etc. 
  • Support student learning in literacy and numeracy groups
  • Kitchen garden program taught by Mr Tom Walters – this will be Monday (Cooking/Kitchen) and Tuesday (Outdoor Education).
  • Morning breakfast club – this occurs every Monday and Tuesday morning from 8:25 am 8:55am
  • Library support – covering books, labelling books, sorting and putting books away.
  • Band, music, choir, dance 
  • Chess club
  • Weeding Wednesday (this occurs on Wednesday afternoons from 2:45pm)
  • Do you have special talents/ skills that you would like to share with our students? Please let us know how you imagine that could happen.
  • Volunteer on sports days
  • Help to supervise excursions
  • Get involved in fundraising activities
  • Join a school committee
  • Join the Parent and Citizens Association (P&C)

How to become a volunteer 

Confidentiality- obligations and responsibilities 

  • Parents and volunteers are not to discuss any information they obtain at school with anybody, other than the classroom teacher or the Principal.  
  • As schools are mandatory reporters with Community and Justice Services, any disclosures by students made to parents and volunteers must be reported to the Principal or nominee.
  • You may see children struggling with work, becoming upset or misbehaving. You might also hear/see other information concerning a child while you are helping at school. It is vital that you do not share anything about specific children with friends, family or a child's parent. 
  • The class teacher has the responsibility of informing parents of any concerns about a child. If you have concerns or questions, please speak to your child's classroom teacher.

All parents, carers and community members are welcome at Lawson Public School. Parents volunteers and helpers enter into a partnership with the school that is based on mutual responsibility and respect.

The role of parent helpers and volunteers is to support student learning as directed by the classroom teacher.