Lending a hand: Volunteering 

Sense of Belonging  

                                                              

As a community based school, Chrysalis is dependent on parent participation. On joining the school, parents agree to be involved in some area of school life.  Many areas rely on voluntary assistance for the smooth-running of the school and this is an ideal arena for you to show special talents and interests you have. 

Examples of this include activities in the classroom such as cooking, art, woodwork, or a talk on any subject you think may interest and educate the children.  Some parents have introduced an interesting overseas visitor or a grandparent to give glimpses of their lives and so enrich the children’s lives. Naturally you will be helped and guided as you find your feet and you will discover how enjoyable it can be to mix with others who care as much as you about the quality of your child’s educational environment.

Volunteer work brings close communication with other parents, and staff. It brings us together as we accomplish a shared goal and links to our school value of a;

Sense of Belonging

We cherish our community culture of engagement and involvement, recognising the interconnectedness and celebrating inclusivity and diversity. Each individual is worthwhile, unique and makes a contribution.

 

Suggestions of key areas of where help is needed but not limited to are as follows:

Classroom Support – cleaning, washing tea towels, sharpening pencils – see your class teacher

Reading & Mathematics Support – volunteers work with Carly our support teacher

School Board – volunteer members attend monthly meetings.

Parent Liaison – Each class has a parent representative to support the class teacher and to assist parents in up and coming school events

Classroom catering – We have number of community events during the school year that require food and setting up for different events throughout the year such as our Open Days, Parent education Evenings, Principal morning teas   

Busy Bee – There are four busy bees/ outside grounds areas at the beginning of each new term

Harmony Day – A whole school event, lots of help and support from families setting up for our annual shared luncheon and cleaning up helpers

Winter Solstice – Planning and organising the school’s largest community event

Sports Carnival: Held in Term 3 each year. Lots of volunteering needed with organising the sausage sizzle and lots of help on the day for the smooth running of the day

Other ways to help and support the school is Kiss’n’Drive, rubbish removal, gardening & washing  

 

Please note: There is an expectation of 12 volunteer hours to be completed per family each year.

Many Thanks for your help and generous support

© 2016 Chrysalis Montessori School

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