Montpellier Primary School welcomes the involvement of parents. Pre school children are welcome whilst parents are helping inside the classroom. Parental involvement is an integral part of the Montpellier philosophy. There is a strong emphasis placed on maintaining effective communication systems and providing a wide range of opportunities to contribute to the life of the school. If you are able to assist with any of the following please contact your child's teacher:
In line with current legislation, all volunteers must obtain a ‘Working with Children' card (WWCC) and complete a Volunteer OH&S Induction and Checklist (see below) before participating in voluntary activities. WWCC cards must be displayed at all times whilst in the school. If you are a teacher and have a current VIT - you do not need to obtain a volunteer Working with Children Check, however, from 1st September 2019, registered teachers who undertake paid or volunteer child-related work outside of teaching at a school (or early childhood service) need to advise WWCC Victoria of the details of this work. Examples include work with children in other organisations, such as sports clubs, or other community organisations. Registered teachers who currently hold a WWCC are already required to notify WWCC Victoria of details of their child related work. If they have already notified the WWCC Victoria of their child related work, there is no further action required.
If a teacher’s registration is cancelled or suspended by VIT, VIT will notify WWCC Victoria and WWCC Victoria will notify the relevant organisation(s) of the teacher’s suspension or cancellation of registration. In these circumstances, the person will not be able to rely on their status as a registered teacher to undertake child-related volunteer work or other child-related activities without a WWCC. Depending on the reason for the cancellation or suspension of their teacher registration, the person may (or may not) be able to obtain a WWCC.Changes to VIT’s registration scheme in the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 will ensure that teacher registration is more closely aligned with the WWCC scheme administered by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.What must teachers do in order to comply? You will need to register child-related work online at Service Victoria from the 1st September 2019. Click here to go to the Service Victoria website.VOLUNTEER INDUCTION HANDBOOK Volunteer Induction Handbook 2023 - Please review the induction handbook and return completed checklist to the school office prior to engaging in any volunteer work at Montpellier Primary School.
OH&S Induction Checklist to be printed and handed into the school office once completed. *A new checklist must be completed every 12 months. Vounteer Induction Checklist