Volunteers are the backbone of our school community. They play an essential role in the supportive functions of Southport State School. Their efforts contribute to both the students educational and supportive environmental outcomes.
For classroom support please contact the appropriate classroom teacher - parental assistance in activities such as listening to students read, making charts and aids, typing, reading stories to students, repairing books, supervising small group activities and accompanying students on excursions is always welcome.
We are offering an experience in all aspects of work associated with our resource centre.
Please come and assist our tuckshop ladies and enjoy wonderful company, lunch and endless tea and coffee. Be part of a great team.
Garden Working Bee
A new Garden Working Bee will be held at the school on Tuesdays & Thursdays 09.30am – 11.30am & covers a wide and varied number of required jobs - so you don’t have to be a handyman (or woman) to participate. Working Bees are important as they help to make the school a better place for our children and keep the fees down for parents. These working Bees are a great opportunity to make new friends or catch up with old friends, to share a cup of coffee or tea as well as getting your hands dirty. Some of the activities may include:
Weeding, Planting and replanting of plants around the Classroom Blocks
Designing, Building and making a new Farm / Veggie Garden look amazing
Some small Paint jobs around the school such as line marking, trip hazard marking, high – visible pole marking
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO HAVE A BLUE CARD?
Please refer to Information Sheet for Schools Blue Card Requirements
No, if you are helping out on school grounds other than your student classroom you are required to complete the Blue Card Applications Form for Volunteers, please see the link below; to complete online or contact our Office to receive a Blank Form. Blue Card Application Volunteer
DO I NEED TO PRE-REGISTER?
No, not in the case of working bees. For all other work groups, yes. For working bees, simply turn up on the allocated day and sign in at the office.
WHAT DO WE DO?
General weeding, planting and re-planting, sweeping of pathways, general rubbish pick-up, painting and line marking.
WHAT DO I NEED?
Suitable clothes, sun protection, water for the prevailing weather conditions, as most work is done outdoors. Bring gloves for gardening and / or painting. If you have a flair for pruning, pack your favourite garden shears and discuss what area needs attention with a co-ordinator.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We don't expect you to work in the rain, but there are many jobs that can be done indoors / undercover until it clears. The working bee will still go on.
MORNING TEA AND LUNCH
Tea and Coffee is provided. It is a chance to sit down with other parents and share a smile and a yarn. Lunch is available through the Tuckshop at a small cost. Please see Jenny at the Tuckshop for a Daily Lunch Special.
IF YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR SKILL OR TALENT, LET THE BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER KNOW, SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VALUABLE TIME
(e.g. garden design, painting, paving, carpentry, welding.)