All enrolled parents and extended family are welcome to attend our regular Parents & Friends Meetings. Your time, ideas and energy are valued contributions to our school community.
Perhaps you have a skill or talent that you might like to share with our students? We would love to hear of any ideas you have for enriching our student's learning experience.
The Government of South Australia announced on 16 November 2021, that volunteers will be required to be double vaccinated against COVID in order to engage in activities at schools in 2022.
Exemptions will only be allowed for those who have a medical certificate/exemption form by a legally qualified Medical Practitioner certifying that you either have a medical exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on either a permanent or temporary basis, endorsed by the Chief Public Health Officer.
An official transcript of your COVID-19 vaccination status (hard copy or electronic pdf version) is to be presented during the volunteer application process as listed in step 7 below.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
At Our Lady of Grace School we are committed to the safety of everyone; the safety of our children, our staff and our volunteers.
In accordance with Catholic Education South Australia's policies and procedures, there are seven steps to become a volunteer.
Sign acknowledgement you have read the Induction Pack for Volunteers from Step 1 on your visit to the Front Office.
Some things take time and the Working with Children (WWC) & Catholic Clearance Certificate can take up to six (6) weeks to be processed by the Department of Human Services.
Volunteers will receive a card with an expiry date of 5 years. There is no cost to you to apply as this is with compliments of Our Lady of Grace School.
Feel free to start at any of the steps above, you can click on the links to learn more before starting. It may sound complicated but once you get started it all makes sense. Please remember that each step needs to be completed to qualify as a volunteer.
We really encourage you to apply, getting to know our staff and other families is a benefit of volunteering.
Thank you! Thank you to the many hardworking volunteers who have helped over the years, we thank you for your patience as COVID restrictions have impacted our volunteer program but we are nearly back to usual.
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.
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