Parents are very welcome at our school. Please contact the school to express your interest in becoming involved in our fantastic programs.
We welcome and are most appreciative of the contribution made by parents to our school programs. Such contribution assists us in the achievement of many of our objectives. Parents can help by participating in excursions, sporting and swimming activities, clubs activities, working bees and assisting with classroom programs including Meals on Wheels and listening to students read. Please contact the school to express your interest in being involved in our fantastic programs.
The Parents Club raise funds to support school programs and provide new equipment and facilities. The Club is a body of volunteers supporting the school and making the environment a better place for the children. Meetings provide an opportunity to meet other parents and attendance is most welcome. Elections for office bearers are held early each year.
To assist in school activities you are required to have a Working with Children Check card. Application forms need to be completed online at www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/. There is no charge for the card if you mark the ‘A Volunteer Application’ box.
You can read the Department of Education Victoria Volunteer Checks Policy here.
The Cobains Primary School Council representatives are made up of parents, Department of Education and Training (DET) employees and co-opted members. The composition of the School Council memebership is as follows:
2 DET employees (including Principal)
1 Community Member
A major responsibility of the School Council is that of deciding the educational policy of this school. School councillors, the wider parent community and teachers share a common responsibility for the education of the children. School Council responsibilities include school review, school finances, the maintenance of school grounds and buildings as well as policy decisions.
School Council elections are held early each school year. Councillors serve a two year term of office with half retiring each year. Lists of School Council members will be published in the Newsletter after the election. School Council meet twice each term, usually at 7.00pm on a weekday determined by council members.
If you are interested in becoming a memeber of school council please click here to find out more information on the DET website about how School Councils operate.