Together we can do great things!

When your child joins The Anglican School Googong it’s a family affair. Quite simply, we believe that our students flourish when the connection between home and school is a collaborative partnership working together with your child at the heart.

We believe that friendship, respect, and participation are central to a positive learning environment. When your child joins TASG so do you. We welcome your entire family into our community. There are lots of different ways you can be involved – we recognise that every family is different and work / life balances are tricky to manage.

As a young school, it’s important for us to foster a community that encourages, supports, and cares for each other, as well as pooling together the individual gifts and talents so that we can serve together and learn from each other.

Many of our parents, carers, and friends wish to volunteer time and help with different activities and events around the school. Some get involved by reading in the classroom or donating goods for the annual Anglicare appeal. Others take on a more formal role or make their contribution by participating in the Parents and Citizens (P&C) Committee.

No matter how you wish to be involved there will be something for you, from cooking a BBQ to helping with excursions or assisting with co-curricular sporting activities – we welcome all types of participation.

P&C (Parents and Community)

As an Anglican school, and one developed in a completely ‘green fields’ township and growing community, maintaining a comprehensive and enduring partnership with our families and the wider community is naturally part of the School’s purpose and ethos.

Families are the first, and primary carers of their child and have the key responsibility for their education. The engagement of our families in the learning and development of their children during their school years is central to our ethos. Recognising the importance of this primary role in a child’s education, the School encourages your collaborative participation in a variety of formal and informal ways.

To facilitate the contribution of families and the wider community to the School, our primary formal mechanism for such engagement is through the P&C (Parents and Community). This includes:

  • formally acknowledging the role that families play in the education of their children
  • providing a forum for families and the community to meet regularly with the school
  • providing opportunities to engage with families and the community about school goals
  • promoting and supporting social contact among families
  • providing family and community perspectives to assist in decision-making by the School Board and the Principal
  • fostering effective partnerships between families, students, staff, the wider community, the Parish and the Diocese.

As a collaborative and consultative body, the P&C recognises the need to act with respect for:

  • the role and legal responsibility of the School Board concerning the overall governance and strategic direction of the School
  • the established protocols of the School and the Diocese
  • the responsibility of the Principal for making decisions relating to any activity using the school’s name and for operational and management issues such as staffing and financial management
  • providing a safe and supportive environment, discipline, and implementation of the curriculum.

For further information about the P&C, please see the information on the Compass parent platform or contact PandC@tasg.nsw.edu.au

Volunteers and Visitors

The school appreciates the support that many of our parents and members of the wider community provide in the education of the children. Regular volunteers at the School are required to complete a (NSW) Working with Children Check.

Appropriate relationships with children should be based on mutual trust and respect. To ensure the safety of all children in our care we require all those visiting the school to sign in at Reception upon arrival. This includes those who regularly assist with class activities. Once signed volunteers and visitors are required to wear the lanyard which identifies them.

Working with Children Check and Declaration

The Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012 requires people who have contact with children while engaging in regulated activities and services to register with the Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP). The requirement means that such people need to hold a Working with Children (WWC) clearance which is to be provided to the school.

If you anticipate assisting in the areas listed below you will need to have your WWC clearance:

  • Class parent
  • Assisting in activities within the classroom
  • Working with small groups of students such as reading groups
  • Assisting with excursions and the swimming program
  • Any other activity requiring close contact with students.

For relevant information and online applications – https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check 

As a volunteer there is no cost involved in seeking a WWCC; it is a matter of completing and submitting the form. The school maintains a record of all WWC clearances for those people who require a WWC check in both the school’s administrative database and the NSW Working with Children Register.