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The assistance of volunteers in the classrooms is very welcome.  The school is always in need of extra help from both school families and the wider community.
In our experience it is generally more effective if parents’ assistance is in a class other than that of one's own child.  Some children find the presence of their parent in their classroom a distraction.  It is suggested that parents participate in a familiarisation session before arranging for a trial period of classroom support.
Our school has many volunteers each year and while their efforts make a great difference to our students’ learning it also makes a great difference to the lives of the volunteers.
It is a requirement of the Education Act that the P&C maintain a register of volunteers and that volunteers sign on and off as they enter and leave the school, for Workplace Health and Safety and insurance purposes. This register also assists in us knowing the number of people on site during Emergency Procedures (eg Evacuation or Lock In).
 All volunteers and other visitors must report to the Office on arrival at the School. 
The P&C carries an insurance policy to provide cover for registered volunteers.  All volunteers are required to complete an application form during their interview and induction with the Principal / Deputy Principal. 
The comprehensive selection and induction process conducted with all volunteers includes:
·            having a ‘Blue Card’ from the Commission for Children and Young People if not a parent of a current student at the school,
·            completion of application form,
·            induction with a senior member of staff, and trial work period.