The Staff at Corpus Christi considers parental involvement an integral part of the education of the children. Children see both teachers and parents working together for their benefit and therefore, develop positive attitudes towards school.
Throughout the school there are many opportunities to become involved including excursions and working within classrooms in many different areas. Participation is not only achieved by helping in classes, but also by taking time to read information, answer notes and talking to your children about school. By doing these things you are helping your child understand that what happens at school is important. Communication and co-operation between staff and parents is the key to successful education. Other ways to be involved includes joining the Parents and Friends Association or the School Board.
Working with Children Check (WWC)
Since 30th December 2007 it is an offence under the Working with Children Act 2005 to engage in child related work without displaying or having applied for a WWC Check this includes volunteer work undertaken by Parents / Carers / Grandparents at School. We advise that ALL parents obtain this check by applying through the Post Office. In order to be involved with your child at school such as attending excursions, assisting P & F with treat days etc you will need to have a WWC Card. Please consider this an important matter as we would love to have you involved with your child/ren here at Corpus Christi.
Your Working with Children Check Card must also be worn / displayed.
Visitor’s Book & Visitor’s Badge
All visitors to the school during the school hours must be signed in and wear a ‘visitor’ badge. You must sign out when leaving the school grounds – this includes all Parents who help out in classrooms and when volunteering. Remember if at school for any reason other than meeting with a member of staff you require both your WWC card and Visitor Badge worn at all times.
Corpus Christi has a School Board. Parents are elected each year to be a part of the Board which meets regularly to discuss educational issues and School Policies and make recommendations to the Parish Priest and Principal.
Parental help is welcome in the classrooms and in the Library. Parents will be offered a Professional Training Program, called Classroom Helpers to support them in this involvement.