All volunteers at Holy Cross School need to complete the Volunteers Registration Form and read the Volunteer Handbook (including Code of Conduct) and Student Protection Handbook for Volunteers.
Every year a parent or parents volunteer to become Class Co-ordinator/s for each class. Their main role is to liaise with the Class teacher and organise social gatherings for the class.
We encourage parents to take a keen interest in our school and to support us by becoming involved on a regular basis. Listed below are some areas where you may be able to use your talents:
- Library Aide - shelving, typing, etc.
- Class reading groups.
- Take an active role in the P&F Association.
- Various committees.
- Be involved with class liturgies.
- Support school/parish liturgies.
School Community Groups:
P&F meetings are held at 6.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month, during term time, throughout the year. All parents and carers whose children are enrolled at the school are automatically members of the P&F and are welcome to attend the meetings.
The P&F is an essential and active member of the Holy Cross School community, supporting the school through fundraising and social events. It provides a formal structure and support network for parents to participate in the activities and decision making processes at the school and to work for the benefit of the school and their children.
As we all know, parents and families are the first teachers of their children and have the right and the responsibility to be engaged with their children’s education. Research shows that children do better at school when parents continue to be engaged throughout their children’s years at school. Our P&F welcomes all parents and carers and provides many opportunities for involvement throughout the year.
The P&F Executive is elected annually at the AGM held in November. Activities of the P&F must be, under the constitution, carried out as agents of the school thereby needing the support of the Principal. The association is considered to be under the umbrella of the church entities act for legal and insurance reasons and the Principal is charged with responsibility for the school.
The role of the School Board is to provide the Principal with support in the areas of policy development and financial management. It is the Principal’s role to implement any policy and/or financial action necessary for the wellbeing of the school. The aim of the School Board is to provide a shared wisdom approach for the school.