Visitors and Volunteers

 
 
Information for visitors
  • In the interests of duty of care and security, all visitors are required to report to the Office. They will be issued with a Visitor’s Badge, taken through a brief induction and asked to sign in and then to sign out on leaving.
  • If you wish to meet with a staff member we strongly advise you to phone the Office to make an appointment so as to ensure the availability of the person you wish to see.
  • When collecting students during the day, parents/carers are requried to report to the Office, sign students out and students will be called to the office.

 

Parent Volunteers
 
Our school operates with the support of a range of volunteers who assist in many types of activities across the school. Canteen and classroom help, and assistance in our library are just some of the ways in which parents and community members can support our school. If you are able to help out, even on an occasional basis please speak with your child’s teacher.
 
Please note: It is required that all volunteers hold a current Working With Vulnerable People registration before working in any school. To complete the WWVP registration visit the Department of Justice website at http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children
 

Canteen Support

 

The school canteen is run by the school with direction from the Canteen Committee, which is comprised of parent representatives and school personnel. The Canteen Manager is employed by the school under the Department of Education Conditions of Service to oversee the day to day running of the canteen. The manager has a Certificate of Food Safe Training and works to see that the food is produced hygienically.

 

The canteen has been undergoing a rigorous process in order to achieve Cool Caps (Canteen Accreditation Program) accreditation. The school has voluntarily been involved in this program to develop and maintain health promoting foods. The Cool CAP strongly encourages our canteen to increase the range of healthy choices and restrict or limit the least appropriate foods and beverages.

 

In order for the canteen to operate, we rely on parents’ support. Students need to order lunches to be delivered to the classroom. Parents are encouraged to support the canteen by volunteering to work on the canteen roster. This may be an infrequent visit, or a regular commitment.

 

Working in the canteen is an interesting way to experience a different facet of school life. Parents can be involved in the preparation and planning of food, and during recess and lunch times serve at the counter, selling food and drinks. Those people who are not comfortable serving and/or handling money are welcome to just help out with food preparation and clean up – discuss this with our canteen manager.  Children of all ages take great delight in visiting their parent at the canteen to request some special snack!

 

The current Canteen Manager, Mrs Kathleen Blair welcomes new faces into the kitchen and is very adept at demonstrating and guiding parents in the art of catering for lots of hungry children.