Parents are very welcome at our school and we are proud of the assistance we have gained from both the parents and the general community, over the years.
Parents can assist the school in many ways such as:
The Council of the Maffra Primary School comprises representatives of parents, Department of Education and Training (DET) employees and co-opted members
A major responsibility of the School Council is that of deciding the educational policy of this school. School councillors, the wider parent community and teachers share a common responsibility for the education of the children. School Council responsibilities include school review, school finances, the maintenance of school grounds and buildings as well as policy decisions.
School Council elections are held at the start of each school year. Councillors serve a two year term of office with half retiring each year. Lists of School Council members will be published in the Newsletter after the election. School Council meet twice each term, usually at 7.00pm on a weekday determined by council members.
The Maffra Primary School Parents and Friends Club is a body of voluntary people providing the school with valuable assistance. They support the school and make the environment a better place for the children. Meetings provide an opportunity to meet other parents. Elections for office bearers are held early each year.
Parents and Friends raise funds to support school programs such as the Life Education Program, and provide new equipment and facilities. A parent retreat room for all parents has been established and is proving a valuable resource for families.
Schools are required to ensure student safety and supervision by insisting that parents/volunteers for such activities as camps, excursions, sleepovers etc have suitable Working with Children Checks. There is no charge for the card if you mark the 'A Volunteer Application' box. You do need to provide a passport sized photograph.
Click here to find out more information abot the Department of Education Victoria requirements for volunteers working with children in schools.