How To Volunteer at Immanual

NEW INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEER CHECKS

We really appreciate parents and caregivers helping at Immanuel with reading, excursions, camps etc.

Those who volunteer in a school environment need to have completed

1.  ‘Valuing Safe Communities’ training and
2.  Provide a copy of a current police check or obtain a WWCC check. 

       Both of these have a life span of three years.

As from 1 July 2019 there will be stronger, nationally consistent screening laws for people wanting to work or volunteer with children in South Australia.     The new laws require people working or volunteering with children to have a valid working with children check (WWCC), replacing the current system where people can have either a national police check assessment or a DHS screening.   

More info can be found at  https://screening.sa.gov.au/

From 1 July 2019, a WWCC can only be issued by the DHS Screening Unit.   Our school is a registered business to initiate this check.  To apply you will need to provide your full name, date of birth and an email address to Jenny (authorised person) in the office, and a government form will be emailed to you to complete and submit.  There is no cost to apply as a volunteer in a school.
If you have a current police clearance this will still be valid for a 3 year period, following this you will need to provide a WWCC check.


Valuing Safe Communities’ training will be held  with Daryl Trigg every term.  Next session is  Wednesday 14 August at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.   

If you attended this training in 2016, your certificate has now expired so you will need to attend the training again this year. 

 

Volunteer Training Dates 2019

Valuing Safe Communities Training

At Immanuel Gawler (staffroom)

Term 1  Week 3   Wednesday 13 February at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

Term 2  Week 3   Wednesday 15 May at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

Term 3  Week 4   Wednesday 14 August at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

Term 4  Week 3   Wednesday 30 October at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

 

Classroom Helpers / Parent Volunteers

Class teachers often require help from Parents with student reading, craft, etc.  When a parent is on our school site as a classroom volunteer they will be requested to sign in the Parent Volunteer Register located in the front office.

We are accountable for knowing who is on the school site at any given time.

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