Parent Team & Volunteers
Our aim for the Parent Teams at St Brigid's Catholic School is:
- To support the strategic plan of the School Board so that the wellbeing of our children, families and staff can flourish. It is our aim to ensure every member of our community can display positive emotions, are engaged in the life of our school, have established and maintained healthy relationships, are able to achieve a sense of purpose and feel a strong sense of accomplishment in being associated with St Brigid's Catholic School.
- To build and sustain community spirit and a welcoming environment for existing and new families through the provision of a range of social events.
- To work in partnership with staff and students to identify additional resources which will enrich the learning program at our school and to undertake fundraising events to purchase these items in collaboration with the school board.
- To establish a strong pastoral network to assist students and their families in times of need.
- To consolidate the faith dimension of our school and parish through participation in liturgical events.
- To sustain and build the skills and knowledge of our parents to enable them to undertake their significant role in raising healthy and resilient children.
- To promote our school in the wider community.
At St Brigid's Catholic School we value the importance of our dedicated volunteers who generously give of their time to undertake many roles within the School.
Thank you for your willingness to become a volunteer at St Brigid's Catholic School. Volunteers play an important role in the education of children and young people in partnership with the staff of Catholic schools. Volunteering helps provide quality care and education to our children and young people and supports Catholic Schools to promote values drawn from the Catholic tradition of faith, in order to prepare students for more active participation in the world. It is important that your involvement and participation is a rewarding and a mutually beneficial experience.
To assist our volunteers with the process of preparing and completing the CESA screening and other requirements, we have simplified our procedure and included all necessary documentation, forms and link
Volunteering at St Brigid’s Catholic School
Step 1: Read the the Following Cesa Volunteer Information Pack
Step 2: Call into the Front Office and complete a SAVA Initiation Check Request Form Screening and Verification Authority Initiation Check Request Form 100 points of identification is required as noted on the form.
Apply for a DHS Working with Children Check using the or online at https://screening.sa.gov.au/applications/application-information-for-individuals then refer to the following document
(NB. It is important to note that because St Brigid’s Catholic School is a Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide site, both a WWCC and a Catholic Police Check are required)
Step 3: Complete the Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education Setting (RRHAN-EC) Volunteer training following the information linked here via https://www.plink.sa.edu.au/pages/signup.jsf
Step 4: Complete and sign the CESA Volunteer Declaration
To be viewed by all prospective Volunteers
Summary: Documents to be completed, signed and returned/presented to the School
- Catholic Police card (original for sighting by a Nominated Authorising Person at the College)
- Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse & Neglect – Education Setting (RRHAN-EC) Volunteer Certificate (from online training above)
- CESA Volunteer Declaration
- CESA Volunteer Information Package
- WHS Minor Induction Acknowledgement
Proof of Vaccination
Volunteers are required to provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 or the provision of a medical exemption endorsed by the Chief Public Health Officer in accordance with South Australia Government Emergency Management (Education and Early Childhood Settings) Direction 2021.
Who are our Parent Teams?
The St Brigid's Parent Teams are made up of parents who have a vested interest in providing opportunities for the students at St Brigid's which may otherwise not occur.
Over past two years the Parent Teams have provided:
- Sausage sizzles at school performances and sports day
- Mothers and Father's Day stalls
- Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday
- Morning Teas for new parents during transition mornings
- Food Tree providing meals for families in need
- Student discos
- Free parent educational workshops
- Catering for out of school events
- Redesigning the gardens around the school