Governing Council

The Governing Council provides governance and strategic directions to the School. The Governing Council consists of elected parents/carers of students at the school, 1 staff member, and the Principal. The Governing Council also has community representatives.

The role of the Governing Council is to

  • Involve the school community in the governance of the school
  • Set the broad direction and vision for the school
  • Strategic planning
  • Determine policies for the school
  • Determine the application of the total funding resources of the school
  • Report to the school community and the Minister in relation to the strategic plan, the finances of the school and its operational plans.

We encourage parents & caregivers to be involved in our school community by joining a Governing Council Advisory Group. The Groups include Education, Facilities & Grounds, Sport, Out Of School Hours Care, Finance and Community Events.

Information and Nominations for membership of the newly formed Governing Council will be called in Term 1. Representation will also be sought for the Advisory Groups of Governing Council.

Council meetings are on Wednesday evenings in the 3rd and 8th week of the term, 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

More information is available at https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/sites-and-facilities/governing-councils

Volunteering

Plympton Primary School is lucky to have the support of many parents in volunteering their time to support their children while enrolled at the school.

Opportunities to be involved include providing classroom / reading support for teachers in the Early Years, accompanying students on excursions, coaching sports teams, covering books in the library and helping out at fundraising events.

We are also currently seeking cultural advisors and helpers for school events such as Diwali, Easter, Chinese New Year, and Harmony Day.

RAN-EC induction

All volunteers who provide ongoing assistance must have attended or undertaken a RAN-EC induction session for volunteers. The RAN-EC induction outlines volunteers’ child protection responsibilities and provides guidelines on protective practices. The RAN-EC session for volunteers is now available via an online session. A certificate of participation is provided when completed and can be brought to the front office and the certificate is transferable across sites. To access the Department for Education & Child Development’s online training click here.

DCSI Clearance Check

The Department for Education and Child Development has updated its screening policy to make it easier for parents / guardians to volunteer their time. Application forms are available in the front office.

Parents volunteering in their own child’s class will no longer need to undertake a DCSI Clearance check.

Volunteers only need to obtain a DCSI clearance when:

  • parents or guardians are attending overnight camps
  • sports coaches who are not parents / guardians of a child in the team
  • homestay families
  • parent volunteers, if their own child is not involved in the activity