Getting Involved

Volunteer Information

As a parent you are the prime educator of your child/children. We warmly welcome and encourage parents to be involved in your child’s life at school. Be positive about the school and its aspirations; be supportive of its aims and ideals, and by being involved in the life of the community.

All volunteers are required to complete the volunteers induction program which includes: Volunteer Registration Form, Mandatory Reporting requirements,  screening through CESA and WH & S Induction before commencing work with students, Archdiocese of Adelaide Police clearance (DCSI Screening Approval Permitted).  Volunteer packs are available from the school office.

Volunteers must also complete an online training module, please click on the link below to complete;

School Volunteers Online Training

Please find attached a copy of the Responding to Abuse and Neglect Education and Care: Information for school volunteers and Catholic Education SA Protective Practices pamphlets:

Responding to Abuse & Neglect

CESA Protective Practices

As most parents volunteer in many different capacities in the school over the course of the year all parents are strongly encouraged to have a police clearance. All volunteers must sign in and out and clearly display their name badge. Below are some examples of volunteer work within the school:

  • P&F
  • School Board
  • Students learning in classroom (eg hearing children read & electives)
  • Excursions
  • Sport activities/coaching
  • Sporting carnivals
  • Maintenance
  • Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

School Board

The school is governed by a School Board, which generally meets twice per term. Membership of the School Board consists of the Parish Priest, Principal, Parents (six representatives), Staff representative, P&F association representative and other co-opted members from time to time. The board welcomes enquiries, suggestions, or any communication from our parents. Such enquiries are directed to the Chairperson or Principal. The School Board essentially hold a governing role deciding policy direction, managing financial affairs, and ensuring that the educational programme meets the stipulated aims of the school.

Parents and Friends

The Parents and Friends is made up of parents who are extremely valuable  to our School community. Monthly meetings of the association are held, the meetings and activities of our parents provide an excellent opportunity for making new friendships with other parents.   A well-organised Spring Fair in late October is the main activity, while many other events are held to provide social interaction, and raise money for the school.  Among the functions undertaken by our Parents and Friends which directly support our school’s workload are: Working Bees, Canteen, School Uniform Shop, Fundraising, and Welcoming Committee. There is so much to be gained, for individuals and our school community, through our school’s tradition of an active Parents and Friends group. You are invited to take part in, and maintain, this strong tradition at Our Lady of Grace. 

Learning Assistance Program

The LAP program  develops and fosters positive relationships while increasing self-esteem and confidence of students. Through this support, students have the potential to become more engaged with learning and are encouraged in a safe environment to participate more fully in their education. The volunteer, parents and teacher work in collaboration to develop nurturing relationships and genuine community environment.

Our volunteers give generously of their time, efforts and expertise for our students and their contribution is greatly valued and appreciated. Volunteers are members of the school community such as parents, grandparents, old scholars, and retirees. LAP volunteers are mentors who work with the same student for a short time period each week for one-to-one learning enrichment to meet both academic and personal needs. 

To express your interest please click on this link to email our LAP COORDINATOR