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We value the participation and involvement of parents, caregivers and members of the extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc). Many parents and guardians volunteer at our school to support their child's learning. If you are intending to help in the class room, on an excursion/camp, in the canteen, coaching a sporting team, assisting in the change room for swimming, West Lakes Shore School require you to register as a volunteer which includes having a current 'Working With Children Check' and a current RAN-EC Certificate. You will also be required to complete an Induction and obtain and sign relevant role descriptions. Our staff are available to help you to complete the checklist. Screening is not needed for one off events such as sports days, concerts, fundraisers and whole of school events including viewing your child at a swimming program.

Find out more about relevant history screening and keeping yourself and our children safe at education.sa.gov.au/volunteers. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to ensure their volunteer status is kept current.

Working with Children Check
Child-related Employment Screening clearance is an online process. Please see front office staff to complete a form to initiate this process. If you are unsure whether you need to obtain a clearance for the role you intend to undertake please clarify with front office staff. Clearance is valid for 5 years. Keep a copy of your letter safe with your personal records. DCSI do not provide another copy.

RAN-EC Volunteer Training and Induction
Responding to Abuse and Neglect-Education and Care (RAN-EC) volunteer training and Induction are mandatory requirements to volunteer at WLSS. Sessions are held at the school periodically or are available online. Enquire with staff for assistance. Information about face to face session times will be available through the newsletter.

Volunteering - How you can help...
  • Nominate to become a member of our school Governing Council.
  • Be a member of one of our school action teams. Information regarding focused areas are sent to families in School Newsletters.
  • Providing us with information about community events we could attend.
  • Volunteering to assist in the classroom with reading, activities, programs, excursions or helping with work in the Canteen, Library or Front Office.
  • Helping and/or leading Action Teams.
  • Coaching sporting teams or supporting After School Sports.