Our school relies heavily upon the support of our parent community. Volunteers are welcome to be involved in the Parents and Friends, Learning Assistance Program (LAP), membership on committees,Tuckshop, Marine Discovery Centre,coaching sporting teams and any other opportunity which arises during the course of the year to promote a safe and happy school.
A volunteer is any person who provides, without pay, a service to the school. Star of the Sea School values and encourages the active participation of a wide range of people from within the school community.
We believe that volunteers can make a significant contribution to the school community by giving their time and sharing their skills and expertise. Volunteers often have a broad range of interests and abilities that complement school programs and so provide a wider range of interactions and experiences for students.
We are committed to the safety of our whole school community - especially our students - so we require our volunteers to meet a number of criteria:
- successfully meet the requirements of Catholic Education SA screening procedures, including a current Police Clearance;
- complete and return the Volunteer Details Form;
- hold a current certificate for having attended a Reporting Abuse and Neglect – Volunteer Awareness Course (or equivalent). The Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care Induction – Volunteer Module can be accessed via the link below.
- sign and return the OHS&W Induction Sheet.
These forms and other details are available from the Front Office.
Details of our volunteers are recorded by the school and are subject to confidentiality guidelines.
Catholic Police Clearance
Parents and carers who help at the Star of the Sea school will need to be registered as a volunteer and complete a Catholic Police Clearance.
Once you have this clearance you are able to accompany children on an excursion, help in the classroom or in other ways have contact with the school children.
All staff and all parents/carers who help at the school are required to have successfully completed a Catholic Police Clearance when working with children. This includes among other activities – even if they are accompanying children on excursions.
Police Clearance application forms can be collected from the front office.
Responding to Abuse and Neglect Online Training
All volunteers at Star of the Sea School must hold a current certificate for Responding to Abuse and Neglect or equivalent. Responding to Abuse and Neglect training is available online and takes approximately 20 minutes.
You can undertake this training at:
Before you begin, ensure the computer you are using is attached to a working printer, as a certificate will be generated at the end of the training and cannot be saved electronically.
Once you have completed the training and printed your certificate, please bring the original to the Front Office to be signed and copied.