Parents’ Club is a very valuable and supportive group that provides many of the extra items and services the school needs.
Parents’ Club is a very valuable and supportive group that provides many of the extra items and services the school needs. Parents’ Club offers the opportunity to provide very valuable input and support to the school in a sociable and positive way. It provides an opportunity for all parents of students of the school to discuss issues concerned with the welfare and the general education policy of the school. The Parents' Club also work in cooperation with the School Council and the Principal to raise funds for the benefit of the school.
The Parents' Club annual meeting is held in February each year. Office bearers for the next year are elected at the annual meeting, as well as deciding the day and time for monthly meetings.
At the beginning of the school year parent helpers are sought to assist in the various school programs such as Physical Education (swimming), reading, gardening, school excursions and classroom activities. If you would like to assist, please either contact your child’s class teacher or the principal.
Parents working with school children will need to complete a working with children check. Click here to find out more information about the Department of Education Victoria requirements for volunteers working with children in schools.
School level decisions about the school curriculum, school practices and the use of resources available to the school are made by the School Council on behalf of the school community, within the framework of legislation and Ministerial guidelines.
The School Council shall consist of no more than 13 members is constituted as follows:
The School Council meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm in the school staffroom. Parents are welcome to attend meetings as observers. The annual reporting to parents meeting and the annual elections for School Council are held in Term 1.
In any school year one of more sub committees (such as Finance) may also operate. Each sub-committee tries to meet at least once between School Council meetings. Sub-Committees will consist of a minimum of two parents, two teachers and at least one council member who will act as convenor.
The pleasant open plan design of Orbost Primary School with all nine learning areas, library and art room all under one roof, promotes a strong sense of community. Our school building is an open plan design, which facilitates a flexible approach to teaching and learning styles. Learning areas include generous sized common areas that allow for collaborative learning to take place.
Our buildings is set in an attractive and safe playground environment offering space for ball games, 2 seperate adventure playgrounds, a rebound basketball court, grassed oval and fitness trail in a landscaped setting.