Helping Your School

Giving your child the best school experience relies on dedicated time and attention. That’s why we ask our parents to help out in a range of areas, in times that are manageable and realistic.

And, the more volunteers we have, the less time everyone needs to commit overall!

So how can you assist your child and their school? Here are some of the areas that you can help us out as a school volunteer:

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

This program gives students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a supportive adult, in areas they might need more help.

We’ll provide you with a list of program activities and subjects to choose from. You don’t need any special experience or education to be part of the program – just a willingness to spare 30 minutes a week to help students develop essential skills and confidence.

If you’d like to help us provide this essential service, please call into our front office, or call us on 8388 6116.

Canteen volunteer

Our canteen is run entirely by volunteers and is our school’s major source of fundraising. In recent years, we’ve raised more than $12,000 per year which has been put toward new buildings and equipment for our students.

The canteen work is easy – and you may only need to help out once or twice a term, for just a few hours. Our volunteers are usually only required from 9:00am to 1:00pm on a Monday or Friday, but one hour shifts (9:00am to 10:00am) are offered for parents with limited availability.

The duties include:

  • processing tuck orders  (brought to the canteen in order bags)
  • preparing and serving the tuck (delivered on trays to the classrooms)

Wednesdays are snack days and only require volunteer help from 9:00am to 11:00am.

The canteen does not operate Tuesdays or Thursdays.

To lend a hand at the school canteen, please call us on 8388 6116, or drop by the front office for more information.

Soccer Club

The Nairne School Soccer Club was set up by a group of parents and now supports six teams, which play on Saturdays and train on Thursday afternoons.  Help is always appreciated to coordinate, umpire and coach our student soccer teams.

Please call our office on 8388 6116 to find out how you can help or complete the form below.

Chess Club

Nairne School has had a developing chess club for the last 5 years. We now have 5 teams that practise on a weekly basis with one of our teachers, and 3 of these teams compete after school in the Adelaide Hills Chess competition. We are always looking for new children to join and it is also helpful to have families to transport players to the competitions.

Please call our office on 8388 6116 to find out how you can help  or complete the form below.

Governing Council

Every school relies heavily on a hard working and committed Governing Council. Our council meets twice a term, usually on a Monday evening. If you are interested in what happens behind the scenes in a school and enjoy meeting new people and supporting children’s learning, then this might be the place for you.

If you are interested please contact the front office on 8388 6116 or complete the volunteer form below .

Volunteer Enquiry

If you would like to help our school contact our office on 8388 6116 or simple fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you.