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Highbury Primary School Highbury Primary School

Volunteering

At Highbury Primary School our philosophy on volunteering is:

Volunteers can make a significant contribution to the school community by giving their time and sharing their skills and expertise with others. Volunteers’ interests and abilities complement school programs and provide a wide range of interactions and experiences to support student engagement in school and learning.

The ECD (Education and Childhood Development) Criminal History Screening Policy Guidelines identify the following groups of volunteers, parents, caregivers and others for Criminal History Screening:

  • Attending overnight camps, sleepovers, billeting programs
  • Working 1:1 with children or in close proximity to children
  • Acting as a coach or manager of teams
  • Working in resource centres, offices, canteens etc.
  • Accepting a position on Governing Council or committees

    Expectations for Volunteers (new and existing) at Highbury:

  • have DCSI clearance
  • have completed a Volunteer training session at Highbury (alternatives to this need to be negotiated with the Principal or delegate)
  • sign a Volunteer agreement
  • sign in at the front office or designated area prior to each Volunteer session and sign out on conclusion
  • agree to wear the prescribed Volunteer identification

For further information please go to the Skoolbag section on this website or the Skoolbag phone app for volunteer training sessions, policies and further information.