Parents and Community

Parental and Guardian Involvement
Parental involvement at Gingin DHS not only enhances learning programs, but also gives parents the opportunity to be a part of their child’s school-based education.  There are a range of areas in which parents can assist – from classroom helper to canteen assistant, as well as more formal roles in representative bodies.

School Council
The School Council makes decisions on financial planning, school performance and setting school priorities.  The School Council also determines school objectives, promotes the school in the community, formulates codes of conduct for students, determines the dress policy, and sets school charges and contributions.

Parent’s representatives and staff members retain office for three-year terms but may be re-elected at the completion of their term.  Nominations for parent representative positions are called when a vacancy occurs, and elections are held through the school by ballot of all families.

For more information regarding School Council, please follow the link. http://gingin.wa.edu.au/index.php/2016/11/09/school-council-minutes/

Parent/Guardian Assistants
Children derive great pleasure and benefit from having parents in the classroom.  Parents are able to assist in hearing children read, making charts and other aids, helping children who need practice in a particular area, helping in the classroom and assisting with art/craft work.  If you are able to assist in any way, please contact the school, or the teacher of your child.

The Parents and Citizens Association (P&C)
The active participation of parents and guardians in the P&C is welcomed and encouraged.  The P&C promotes the best interests of the school, and assists with the provision of resources, facilities and amenities for students.  It helps the school make decisions about resources; provides for involvement in the School Council; offers a community perspective on education issues; makes decisions regarding school facilities managed by the P&C (for example, the Canteen); plans fundraising activities and discusses how funds will be spent; and allows a forum to meet other parents and share views.  Meetings are usually held twice per term.

Canteen Assistance
Gingin District High School is fortunate to have a school canteen run by the P&C for three days per week.  The canteen is run on a not-for-profit basis to provide healthy and inexpensive lunch options for students.  Parent helpers make the job of the canteen easier, and help to minimise the costs associated with running the canteen.  If you are available for a few hours and are prepared to commit to assisting in the canteen, you will find a pleasant environment where you can make a genuine contribution to the school.  Please contact the school or the P&C for details, or contact the canteen direct on 9575 5316.

NOTE THAT PARENTS MUST SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE WHEN THEY VISIT THE SCHOOL, EVEN AS PARENT HELPERS

YouthCARE $100 Club
The $100 Club is a group of people who donate $100.00 each year to the Gingin YouthCARE Program.
At Gingin DHS the chaplain is employed by YouthCARE and is funded three days a week by the community and two days a week
through the Federal government National School Chaplaincy Program. The $100 Club is one way the Gingin YouthCARE Council raises funds from the community. Two newsletters a year keep the $100 Club members up to date.
To become a member, complete the donation form and forward your $100.00 to address on the form. YouthCare $100 Club

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