Our School

Parent Involvement

 
 

Get involved!

Parent / carer involvement has proven benefits to your child’s learning. At Windsor Primary School we encourage parents to play an active role in our school community via a number of channels including Parents & Friends, School Council, classroom volunteering, lending a hand at sports carnivals and other events or sharing your skills with students in the classroom. A Working With Children Check is mandatory - apply / renew here.

 

Volunteering at the school

 
 

Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education as well as getting to know the staff and other parents and carers.

Research shows that children benefit when their parents or carers are actively involved in their education and school life.

You can help by:

  • listening to children read in the classroom

  • volunteering on sports days

  • helping supervise excursions

  • getting involved in fundraising activities

  • joining school committees

  • joining school council

  • joining Parents & Friends Association.

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Parents and Friends

 
 

Our Parents and Friends Association (P&F) is made up of parents and carers, teachers and community members. The P&F meets regularly during the year to plan and action activities and events which: contribute to the wellbeing of the school community; encourage families to participate at WPS; promote relationships and inclusivity; and fundraise for essential school programs and activities.

 

Many school fundraising events are organised by the P&F and we welcome your assistance. For those unable to contribute time during school hours, you can still be a part of the P&F in many ways, including writing grant applications that fund crucial school programs. If you are interested or able to assist, please leave your name with the office or email windsor.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au. We will contact you with more information.

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School Council

 
 

Windsor Primary School has an active and committed School Council with a membership of 12:

  • 6 parents

  • 4 DEECD employees

  • 2 community members.

 

All government schools in Victoria have school councils. They are legally formed bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school. In the performance of their role, school councils are able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students. Within guidelines provided by the DET, a school council has responsibilities for developing such things as:

  • the school’s strategic plan which sets out the main goals and priorities of the school for three years

  • the school’s budget which shares out the available resources to make sure that the plans of the charter are carried out

  • the general educational policy of the school

  • the physical appearance and maintenance of the school’s buildings and grounds

  • the student code of conduct which provides a safe and orderly environment for learning

  • an annual report on the school’s achievements.

School council meets at least twice each term, currently on Wednesday evenings at 6pm. All members are also required to be part of a sub-committee, which will also meet at least twice each term. School council elections are held each year. The notice of election is advertised through the school newsletter in February of each year. For more information on school councils click here.