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Volunteering

Volunteers make a valued contribution to the life and operation of the school. There are various ways in which volunteers (parents, interested citizens and supporters) can make a contribution to the learning and development of young people at Isis District State High School.

The school conducts a Community Literacy in P  (CLiPS) for strudents in Year 8 and 9 who can be assisted in improving their literacy skills. Volunteers come into the school once a week (Thursday morning) to spend 15 minutes with each identified student on a rostered basis, reading with the student. As well as assisting the student develop their reading skills, positive relationships and values emerge from the partnership between adult and child.

Members of the Childers Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association visit the school regularly to instruct agricultural student on correct methods for grafting fruit trees, as well as numerous other farm skills.

The Childers Chaplaincy Committee oversees the work of the School Chaplain and also visit the school supporting students in activities such as the Breakfast Club, as well as in various classes.

Volunteers may assist as tutors in all fields of the school’s teaching areas and with excursions, field days and sports days. They are made to feel most welcome wherever their interests lie.

Of course, volunteers are also the backbone of the activities of the P&C, particularly in the day-to-day running of the tuckshop.

All volunteers are covered by the P&C Personal Accident Insurance while they are on duty. They do not need to be members of the P&C, or parents of students at the school, but they must sign the visitors’ register in the Administration Office upon arrival at the school and sign out when they leave.

Volunteers who are not parents or guardians of students at the school must have a ‘blue’ Suitability Check card, details of which can be obtained at the school’s Administration Office.

Each year the school recognizes the contribution of its volunteers through a sumptuous morning tea catered for by Hospitality students.