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Volunteering

There are many occasions throughout the course of the year, where we require volunteers to assist us at Good Shepherd. All volunteers to ACT schools must provide the school with their current Working with Vulnerable People card and sign in each time they are volunteering. If you do not have one or have a NSW Working with Children Check, you can apply for a (free for volunteers) WwVP card at…

https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804/~/working-with-vulnerable-people-%28wwvp%29-registration

 

In-class

Some classes use parent helpers on a regular basis – for extra assistance and support in classroom programs, small group work, cleaning etc. Other classes need volunteers to provide extra supervision on excursions. We have a regular group who meet on a Monday morning in the staffroom. This Handy Helpers group performs tasks for classroom teachers (laminating, cutting, sorting etc). Our School Banking program is ably run by a small group of volunteers.

 

Sport

There are many occasions where we require volunteers in the form of managers and coaches for our sporting teams. Having volunteers fulfil these roles enables us to provide our students with additional opportunities to represent our school. Volunteers are required for all of our Sports carnivals (swimming, athletics and cross country). The Good Shepherd Netball Club and Cheerleading squad rely on a dedicated team of volunteers who provide significant commitment to these clubs over many months.

 

Community Events

Our community events such as the Mother’s and Father’s Day stalls and celebrations, Great People’s Day and significant milestones (100 days of Kinder, Sacramental programs, Year 6 Graduation) are supported by our volunteer network.

 

Community Council

Good Shepherd’s Community Council is made up of nominated parents and carers who wish to make a regular contribution to the running of our school.  Amongst other tasks, they are active and visible at our Bush Dance and Christmas Concert, co-ordinating and running bbqs, and assisting teachers in hosting the Parent Information Night at the start of the year.

 

Parish

The Holy Spirit Parish is always looking for more volunteers to fulfil various ministries at weekend Masses. Teachers within the parish often assist in this capacity and we have a band of teacher volunteers who are on the SVdP Night Patrol roster. This involves them feeding and clothing those sleeping rough. Throughout the course of the week, many of our staff forgo their lunch and run our new lunchtime clubs. These clubs give the children an opportunity to participate in cross grade activities such as gardening, coding, lego, drawing, knitting and basketball to name a few.