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 (This needs to be renewed every three years
2. A WWCC check (this is valid for 5 years)
Since 1 July 2019 there is 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/
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.
Valuing Safe Communities’ training will be held with Daryl Trigg every term, generally in week 3.
We have revised the policy for VSC Training where parents will need to attend their first VSC training session face to face with the Principal and then to renew the training every 3 years they can complete this via the online session.
Valuing Safe Communities Training
At Immanuel Gawler (staffroom)
Term 1 Week 3 Wednesday 16 February at 2.30pm and 6.30pm
Term 2 Week 3 Wednesday 18 May at 2.30pm and 6.30pm
Term 3 Week 3 Wednesday 10 August at 2.30pm and 6.30pm
Term 4 Week 3 Wednesday 2 November at 2.30pm and 6.30pm
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.