Cammeray Public School

A safe and caring learning environment

Telephone02 9955 7200

Emailcammeray-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Volunteering at school

Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education as well as get to know the staff and other parents and carers.

Research shows that children benefit when their parents or carers are actively involved in their education and school life.

You can help by:

  • listening to children read in the classroom
  • volunteering on sports days
  • helping supervise excursions
  • getting involved in fundraising activities
  • joining school committees.

Class parents

Cammeray Public School has a class parents system in place, whereby parents/carers can take on the role of class parent within their child's class, working with the class teacher to keep all parents informed of activities within the class and across the school.

This is a rewarding role and a great way of forging a strong network within your child's class as well as across the school.

At the class information nights early in the school year, parents and carers are invited by each class teacher to put their name forward to take on the role, one which can be shared across several parents within the class if required.

All class parents from across the school are then invited to a morning tea, organised by a representative of the parents and citizens association (P&C), to meet each other and talk through the responsibilities of being a class parent and ideas for class and year social activities.

Class Parent Responsibilities

Maintain a class contact list

The first responsibility is to create a parent and carer contact list for your class. Parents and carers will be asked to provide their contact details to the class teacher at the information night in Term 1. The class parent will then be required to compile a class list and distribute to the parents, carers and class teacher. This list is to be updated and redistributed if there are any changes to contact details or if a new family joins the class.

Privacy note, parents and carers are informed that by providing their contact details to the class parent they are providing their consent for those details to be circulated to all others on their class list, and to the P&C. We request that the contact in these class lists is kept specifically for school use only and not distributed to anyone outside of the class. It is not to be used for any marketing purposes or for forwarding anything other than school information. We trust that you will respect the privacy of all of our families here at Cammeray Public School.

Share communications from the teacher

Assist the teacher in disseminating information to the class as required, this could include reminders about assembly items, excursions, materials required in class, volunteers for classroom activities or excursions.

Organise class and year social events

Most classes enjoy and benefit from some interaction outside of the classroom. Many choose to organise at least one class function per term, such as a morning tea, parents and mums dinner, after school play in the park or family picnic.

Often class parents from a particular year will get together and organise a combined year event at some point throughout the year in addition or in place of class events.

Support parents and carers events and communications

Assist the P&C by supporting them in the planning of school community events and circulating P&C emails and reminders to the class as requested.