How to be involved at QHPS
Parents and Carers play a vital role in our school. We are very lucky to have parents/carers from all walks of life and with so many skills and passions to share with us here at QHPS.
All volunteers require a Working with Children Check which needs to be shown to the office prior to helping in classrooms. This is line with QHPS's Volunteers in School Policy.
We encourage all parents/carers and family members to be involved at Quarry Hill Primary and this can take on many forms:-
- Parent Liaison Program
Each class has a Parent Liaison who has volunteered to take on this very important role within our school. Being a Parent Liaison is an enjoyable way of becoming involved in the QHPS community. They play a very important role in liaising between the classroom teacher and parents/carers. They are here to help new famlies settle into our school. This is achieved by introducing themselves to the new parent and answering any questions they have. Parent Liaisons also meet with the Principal regularly throughout the year on an informal basis to discuss any relevant information.
- Classroom Helpers
Classrooms always welcome parents/carers into the classroom to assist with morning reading and spelling and on other special occasions where parent help is required. Different classrooms have various times they require assistance. See your child's teacher for a suitable time to offer some assistance.
- Sporting Events
Parent/carer participation ia an integral part of our sporting events such as Cross Country, Swimming Sports, Energy Breakthrough just to name a few. Ross Turner, our Physical Education Specialist will put requests in the newsletter asking for helpers to all of our sporting events. It is a fantastic opportunity to come along and not only support your child but also the many other students in the school.
- Parents & Friends Association (PFA)
The PFA provides a pathway for parents and families to become involved in the school, develop new friendships and support the school community that supports your child. PFA membership is open to all families, friends and guardians. The PFA usually meet every month and these times are published in the newsletter.