Our Community - Volunteers
Greenwich Public School P&C would like to provide all families with a chance to be involved in our school community. We would especially like to encourage families who are new to the area to get involved.
Parent volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for our school community and it is a great way to meet new people, show your children that you take an interest in their education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause.
Not only will GPS reap the benefits of your involvement — you will, too. By interacting with teachers, support staff, and other parents on a regular basis, you'll gain a firsthand understanding of your child's daily activities. You'll also tap into trends and fads of school life that can help you communicate with your kids as they grow and change (all without intruding on their privacy or personal space).
If you have something to offer, or if you just want to help out in whatever way you can, please feel free to talk with a P&C Member, send us an email or talk with your child's teacher or class parent.
P&C VAcant Positions
If you would be interested in joining the P&C, either in one of these positions or in any other capacity,
please email us, speak to a member of the Committee or attend one of our meetings.
Please note: not all positions require attending all P&C Meetings and have different levels of time commitment.
Parents and carers are also able to join as a general member - able to propose motions, vote on motions and stand for elected positions plus receive the minutes from each meeting.
Attendance at meetings is not mandatory.
This is a fun way to meet the other parents, become involved with your child's class and assist the teacher over the year. It doesn't require a huge time commitment. In addition to generally supporting your child's teacher, the role of a class parent is to:
Distribute and keep the class contact list up to date
Email information about general class news to the class
Organise a few social events for the parents in your class (eg. drinks, dinners, plays in the park )
Arrange an end of year collection for your teacher
Co-ordinate volunteers for excursions and literacy/maths groups
Sending out non-class specific emails/ communications/ reminders from the P&C to the whole year group throughout the year
LITERACY & MATHS GROUPS
EXCURSIONS & INCURSIONS
The school has a number of volunteer opportunities for parents and carers.
Literacy and Maths Groups
For years K-2
Held daily in the classroom
A weekly or fortnightly commitment for 1 hour on a chosen day.
A great way to meet your child's class mates, meet other parents, get to know the teacher and understand what your child is learning
Excursions & Incursions
Held throughout the year and are Stage specific
Excursions require travel and incursions are held on school premises
Children love to have their parents attend
One off commitment from 1 hour to full school day
Your child's teacher or class parent will contact parents regarding these opportunities.
The GPS P&C hosts many different activities throughout the year both social and for fundraising activities, that provide opportunities to volunteer. These include:
Supplying items to sell at cake stalls
Helping at cake stalls and sausage sizzles
Working in the garden and tidying up the grounds at working bees
Joining the Year 1 Drinks by the Harbour (DBTH) Committee to run the P&C fundraising event of the year or just helping on the night
Helping supervise the school disco
Donating prizes for fundraising
Supporting fundraising events in general
If you are interested in offering your time to help during the year please email us with your contact details and children's class.