We encourage parents to be involved in the school and with their children’s education as much as possible. Areas of involvement include:
Governing Council membership and Sub Committee membership
Sports teams coaches and team managers
Working Bee help
Classroom assistance - hearing reading, working with small groups of children, helping on excursions / camps, assisting with computers, helping in Developmental Activity, typing children’s stories, etc.
Resource Centre – re-shelving books, book covering, Ashton’s Book Club
Volunteers can make a significant contribution to the school community by giving their time and sharing their skills with others. Volunteers possess a wide range of interests and abilities that complement school programs, thus providing rich interactions and experiences for students.
The participation of volunteers at Craigburn Primary School is highly appreciated and valued. While the welfare of our students is our highest priority, we want to do everything possible to ensure that volunteers are provided with the necessary support to ensure their involvement is rich and rewardings.
Parent / caregiver volunteers who attend overnight camps or sleepovers are required to undertake a personal history clearance, which is organised through the school.
All volunteers are required to undertake a Responding to Abuse and Neglect training (RAN) session, which is offered throughout the school year.
Extra Curricular Activities
The School Governing Council is made up of parents who are elected by the school community at the Annual General Meeting. The Principal and two other staff members are also part of the Governing Council.
The Governing Council is responsible to determine the overall vision and priorities of the school. This includes strategic planning and priority setting. Governing Council works in collaboration with the Principal and staff to support best practice in the achievement of agreed school goals. Council is also directly responsible for the administration of the Canteen and the OSHC program.
A number of sub-committees are established to support the work of Governning Council They include:
Parent and Community Engagement
These committees are responsible to the Governing Council and have a direct role in the development, implementation, and administration of key policies.
Membership of these committees comprises members of the Governing Council along with interested parents and members of the staff as appropriate.