At All Saints', the partnership shared by teachers and parents is highly valued. An increasing amount of what is being done in our schools today requires parental involvement. We see this as a great assistance to our students, who at this age, fortunately, love to have a parent or guardian doing something with them, or supporting them in some of their educational adventures.
To help us provide the best education for our children, parents are welcomed in the following ways:
Some volunteers will be required to hold a Blue Card. Volunteers who are required to hold a Blue Card must hold the Blue Card prior to any volunteering.
Volunteers (unless exempt) will need a Blue Card if working at a school and they are providing services to children or conducting activities with children. You can apply for your blue card here: Apply for a blue card
These people do not need a Blue Card to volunteer at a school:
a parent who is volunteering at their child’s school
a person under the age of 18
a teacher registered with the Queensland College of Teacher or a Police Officer (however, they will need an exemption card).
Volunteers must abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct
From 31 August 2020, a school cannot engage a person to undertake volunteer work if the person is:
A negative notice holder disqualified from holding a Blue Card under the Working with Children Act (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
A person with a current suspended Blue Card under the provisions of the Working with Children Act (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
A disqualified person within the meaning of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
A person with a charge for a disqualifying offence within the meaning of Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000.