School Community

School Council and PFA

School Council

School councils play a key role in all Victorian Government schools. The School Council gives a voice to the parent and carer community, and supports the Principal to provide the best possible educational and wellbeing outcomes for students.

Elections for School Council are held each March and you can find out more about these important roles in the Department of Education's website.

 

Parents' and Friends' Association

We have a proud history of parent involvement at Wonthaggi North Primary School. The Parents’ and Friends’ Association supports and  contributes significant funds that benefits all students. The interactive televisions and refurbishment of our junior classrooms was possible through PFA fundraising. Our end of year traditional celebration, the Colour Run in 2017 and 2018 and ObstaCOOL in 2019 is only possible because of the PFA who coordinate, fund and run the events.

We love our PFA. It is an incredible example of how our community supports our students and how parents actively contribute to our school. The PFA is always looking for new members, please contact the school for more information.

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Student Leaders

The students have a variety of opportunities to formally be involved as school leaders,

  • School Captains represent the school at events, they support other students in running assemblies and other events.
  • Our House Captains and Vice Captains lead and assist with all activities related to healthy living including sporting events, yoga etc.
  • Sustainability Leaders promote events, resource smart program, weekly Nude Food Lunch days and coordinate whole school sustainability programs. They are responsible for creating the school environmental management plan and are currently developing a Memorial Garden for Mrs Yvonne Gilmore who was a very important member of our school community.
  • Junior School Council is led by the Junior School Council President. They organise fundraising, raise issues and ideas from the student body with the principal and school council.

Better Buddy Program is another aspect of Student leadership at our school. This program links year 5 students and pre prep students in the year prior to students starting in prep and continues in their first year of school. Please see Transition for more information about this.

Play and Explore

Play and Explore is a free program for children aged 0-5 years and their parents or carers.

A weekly theme and activities are organised by the Explore and Play coordinator, Liz Chandler.  Play and Explore runs on Friday mornings during each term, from 8.45-11.00am.

This is open to all families regardless of where your child will go to school. For more information you can contact Liz Chandler or Wendy Nicol at school.

 

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Volunteering

There are plenty of opportunities for parents and carers to be involved in our school.

It could be through School Council, Parents & Friends, helping in the canteen or simply by spending some time helping in your child’s classroom.

You can also get involved in activities held by the school, from sports carnivals and excursions, to our numerous fundraising activities.

All volunteers must have a Working with Children Check which can be obtained at no cost. You can apply online http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

Talk to your child’s teacher(s), or contact the office and find out how you can volunteer at our school.