Parent / Carer Participation

We strongly encourage family participation at Chelsea Heights Primary School. We consider ourselves ‘the family centred school’. Strong partnerships between our school and families create the best environment for a child to learn in!

The aim of our Parent/Carer Participation Program is:


  • To encourage our families to help shape how our participation program is run, and its future directions


  • To offer small workshops for helpers to develop more specialised skills


  • To create a positive, rich learning environment built on mutual respect and openness by our staff and families


  • We encourage our helpers to assist in an area that is of interest to them. These have included:


Classroom helpers – listening to students read, changing readers, working with small groups during literacy and numeracy sessions, laminating, book covering, setting up displays


Parent’s Club – we have a very active and friendly group that organise a massive array of activities for the students, including Fun Food Days, Calendar making classes, Book Fairs


Gardening, Maintenance& Working Bees


Occasional Jobs– concert, incursions & excursions, library cataloguing


Participation times vary, from a few times a week to once or twice a year. Remember any time you are able to offer will be beneficial to not only your own child, but all the children within our school!


From 2012 we will be expecting all our Helpers to have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC). Forms can be obtained from our office or your local Australia Post.Volunteers do not need to pay the application fee as this cost is being met by the Victorian Government.


Please complete the following form and return to the school office if you would like to participate in this program. Parent Participation Form 2014