Parent involvement and participation in a variety of school activities, is a significant feature of our school that is actively encouraged and greatly valued.
The Omeo Primary School Council has a constitution that allows for 6 parent representatives, 2 community members and 2 DET memebers. Meetings of the School Council are normally 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5.30. The School Council is responsible for many areas of school operation. Elections are held each March for approximately 1/2 of these positions.
Parents are invited to become partners with teachers in developing positive educational outcomes for their children. Involvement in all aspects of the school’s operation is welcomed and encouraged. Parents are involved in supporting classroom programs, the school’s committee structures, curriculum programs, the library and the development of facilities and resources.Our school welcomes community assistance; in fact many of our programs could not operate efficiently without this input.
Regular meetings are held at the school and parents are notified through the weekly newsletter of dates and times. PFC works to provide resources for the school. A representative from the PFC attends School Council meetings to keep them informed of activities. Parents have the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes at our school through their PFC via their representative on School Council.
Parents and community members can become involved with the school throuugh:
The school gardens are maintained and improved by the school community. We usually hold working bees during the year to tidy the gardens and grounds. Other assistance is appreciated at any time.
Community involvement in our computerised Library is welcome and encouraged. Assistance is needed on a regular basis to help with Library resource maintenance and student/class borrowing. Please see the library co-ordinator if you would like to be involved.
From time to time it is helpful if parents with expertise in particular areas of sport can help out with coaching. In the past, this has been beneficial during the inter school competition games and during the athletics programs. If you would like to help, please contact the sports co-ordinator.
Parents are welcome and invited to assist in everyday classroom programs. Many parents assist with literacy while others help out in Maths or the arts.
Parents are sometimes needed to assist on school camps and due to the prohibitive costs of transportation by bus for most class excursions, parents are sometimes called upon to transport children by private car.
*Please note. You must have comprehensive insurance and working with children check (WWCC) to transport other people’s children on school excursions.