Volunteering at Whyalla Town Primary School is designed to promote and maintain a supportive relationship with our students, teachers and school staff.
While the welfare of our students is our highest priority, we want to do everything possible to ensure your involvement is a rewarding experience.
”If you feel that you would like to volunteer at Whyalla Town Primary School, please contact your child’s teacher..”
Checks & training
The process to become a volunteer involves some preliminary checks and training to ensure that the experience is the safest, and most rewarding for all involved.
Parents/Caregivers new to our site who wish to volunteer will need to complete the Online Plink Course called ‘Volunteer General Induction’. This can be found at the Plink website.
People working or volunteering with children in South Australia must also, by law, have a Working with Children Screening Check. A Working with Children Screening Check is an assessment of whether a person poses an unacceptable risk to children. As part of the process the Screening Unit will look at criminal history, child protection information and other information. Information about Working with Children Screening Checks can be found on the SA Gov Screening Checks website.
Additionally, if you want to volunteer with children and young people you must complete RRHAN-EC (Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect) training to help you understand your child protection role in education. This training can also be found on the Plink website.
This training will provide advice about creating positive, caring and respectful relationships with children and young people and safeguard their emotional and physical wellbeing by promoting a better understanding of appropriate professional boundaries.
Every positive adult relationship that a child has helps them shape the way they relate with people around them and their environment and we are very grateful for the level of commitment our volunteers show to our school and its community.