As parents, your participation in and contribution to the life of the school is vital. Learning is a partnership between home and school and it is most important that your child see the value that you place on this partnership.
At Araluen, parent participation takes many different forms. Some parents assist in the classroom with reading, Perceptual Motor Program, Cooking, Sport and Swimming, school productions, to name just a few areas. Others assist at working bees, in the library, on camps and excursions or in the preparation and repair of materials and equipment.
This body of voluntary parents provides the school with valuable assistance. They are responsible for organising fund raising events and support the school to make the environment a better place for the students. The Team is always looking for new parents to carry on the work started.
Each year in October, our whole school community comes together to promote our school to the wider community with our Wheels Festival. This event involves members from the local community, who come and display their interesting vehicles for all to see. There is great food (provided by our parents from Team Araluen Fundraising) and fun rides and activities for the whole family to enjoy together.
Araluen Wheels Festival
A number of volunteer parents help out at Breakfast Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a great way for parents to interact with our students of a morning. Breakfast Club operates as the Coolibah Café and parents have access to the Parents Club kitchen from which to serve and prepare food.
Parents are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves for School Council. The School Council is the governing body of the school and decides school policy, prepares and oversees the annual budget, approves fundraising camps and excursions and oversees the maintenance of the buildings and grounds. There are 12 members. Elected members serve a 2-year term.
To read more about the School Council or Team Araluen please see the Parent Section of the Family Handbook.
Parents working with school children will need to complete a working with children check. Click here to find out more information abot the Department of Education Victoria requirements for volunteers working with children in schools.