There are many occasions throughout the course of the year, where we require volunteers to assist us at St Thomas Aquinas. All volunteers to ACT schools must provide the school with their current Working with Vulnerable People card and sign in each time they are volunteering. You can apply for a WWVP card, which is free for volunteer by following the Access Canberra link below:
School Community Council (SCC) – Our School Community Council is made up of nominated parents and carers who wish to make a regular contribution to the running of our school. Amongst other tasks, they are active and visible at school events, fetes, coordinating and running BBQs, and assisting teachers in hosting other events.
Parish – Our Parish is always looking for more volunteers to fulfil various ministries at weekend Masses. Teachers within the parish often assist in this capacity and parents are more than welcome. Your help with our school's sacramental program is also appreciated.
In-class – Some classes use parent helpers on a regular basis – for extra assistance and support in classroom programs, small group work, cleaning, classroom support (laminating, cutting, sorting etc).
School Banking/Clothing Pool - Both of these important services to families are operated by a small group of volunteers. More parent volunteers are always welcome to assist.
Sport – There are many occasions where we require volunteers in the form of managers and coaches for our sporting teams. Having volunteers fulfil these roles enables us to provide our students with additional opportunities to represent our school. Volunteers are required for all of our Sports carnivals (swimming, athletics and cross country).
Community Events – Our community events are supported by our volunteer network.