Volunteers, be they parents, grandparents or friends of St Peter Chanel students, are very welcome and a critical part of daily school life. Through involvement in the classroom, Tuckshop, the Parents and Friends Assoc., the School Board, Working Bees, at our Fete or Dinner Dance or other volunteer roles, your assistance enhances the quality of teaching and learning that we provide.
All volunteers must be trained in Student Protection and Safety protocols before they can lend their skills and services within the community. By undertaking the training through a home based module, parents, grandparents and friends can agree to a code of conduct and register as a volunteer in our school.
Training of Volunteers is now mandatory in Queensland under The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) Act. Most of these training expectations are in relation to child protection and exist for the good of all students in our care. There are some very specific expectations on schools in relation to volunteers who work in the school and these are set out below. All volunteers here at St Peter Chanel, parents or not, must complete the following steps.
All volunteers must -
print off and sign the Volunteer and Other Personnel Training and Registration Form contained at the end of the training video and return it to the school.
register/sign in when working as a volunteer in the school.
Non-Parent Volunteers (this includes grandparents of school students)
All non-parent volunteers at our school must also undergo employment screening and receive a Positive Notice Blue Card for Volunteers. This positive notice is now an essential requirement, under the Queensland Legislation, before volunteering can occur for you within our school.
Along with this card, you must undergo the Student Protection training mentioned above and complete the various documents to ensure you and the school comply with the requirements for volunteers regarding Student Protection under current legislation.
Once registered volunteers may become involved in a range of volunteer tasks we regularly advertise through newsletters, emails and class bulletins. Volunteers are asked to sign in on every occasion they work in our school. A Sign in Book for volunteers is located in the Office.