Each year the School Board makes a request to parents for a yearly voluntary financial contribution to the school. These donations assist in the general running of the school, providing extra resources for your child/children.
Volunteers "Working with Vulnerable People'
Since the introduction of the Working With Vulnerable People Act, some parents and members of the Theodore Primary School community have been expressing uncertainty about the need for volunteers to register with the Office of Regulatory Services to provide volunteer services to the school.
Volunteers who regularly work with children in classrooms or regularly make contact with children during other school activities will need to be registered. If you are unsure whether you need to be registered, please contact the front office on 6142 3100.
Some volunteers may choose not to register but to continue supporting the school by reducing the number of days on which they volunteer to avoid exceeding statutory limits. There may also be opportunities for volunteers to participate in forms of work which are not considered education activities or involve contact with children and do not require volunteers to be registered.
Where this is not possible, it may be necessary to apply for a Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card. There is no cost for volunteers.
The new Working With Vulnerable People scheme has meant that all volunteers, new and continuing, will need to complete a new School Volunteer Nomination Form and to sign in each day they work at Theodore Primary School .
We are strengthening protection for children, but we depend on our volunteers in a variety of ways and look forward to your continued support in whatever capacity you choose.