The participation of parents in school activities is greatly valued at St Thomas Catholic Primary School. Teachers encourage parent support in classrooms and acknowledge that effective volunteer programs assist school – parent relationships and enhance childrens’ learning.
Classroom volunteers have many responsibilities, form many relationships and sometimes share sensitive and confidential information. The highest professional ethics must be understood, observed, valued and practised by all participants at all times.
Family involvement is central to the culture of Catholic schools. At all times classroom volunteers need to consider that the primary focus of their role is to support the classroom. For this reason, we ask that you do not bring preschool children with you when you volunteer.
Classroom volunteers are required to sign in and out on the Compass Kiosk at the school office. All volunteers are required to sign a ‘Declaration for Volunteers’ prior to volunteering. The declaration only needs to be completed once by parents for their entire time at St Thomas.