Volunteering at St Aidan's

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Volunteering at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School

St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School acknowledges the important work that volunteers carry out within our school environment. Assistance, whether it is as a volunteer in the classroom, tuckshop, excursions, P&F activities or sporting carnivals, enhances the quality of your child’s teaching and learning experience.

To keep our students safe and comply with student protection and Work Health & Safety legislation, there are some requirements that must be addressed prior to commencing in a volunteering role.

Those requirements include:

  • Reading and understanding student protection information and obligations.

  • Reading and agreeing to abide by School policies and procedures in other key areas such as behaviour (Code of Conduct) and Work Health & Safety.

  • Non-parent volunteers (for example grandparents or friends) holding a positive notice letter and Blue Card or Exemption Card.

All non-parent volunteers (for example, step-parents, grandparents and friends) must undergo employment screening and receive a positive notice Blue Card for Volunteers. The positive notice is an essential requirement, under the Queensland Legislation, before you can commence your volunteering engagement at St Aidan’s.

To obtain a Blue Card, forms can be downloaded from the Blue Card Services website (www.bluecard.qld.gov.au) or by emailing compliance@ssa.qld.edu.au. Please print the appropriate form (Blue Card application), complete Part A and D and make an appointment to see the Administration Assistant – Compliance at St Aidan's for processing. At this appointment, our Administration Assistant - Compliance will sight and take a copy of your identification, compete Parts B, C, E and F and lodge the completed form. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept email or posted copies of identification documents, they must be sighted in person. We are also unable to accept applications on behalf of another family member. Volunteer applications are processed free of charge.

Marcia Forness (Acting Deputy Principal): m.forness@staidans.qld.edu.au

Louise McGuire – Head of Junior School on l.mcguire@staidans.qld.edu.au

If you are no longer volunteering at the School please email compliance@ssa.qld.edu.au and you will be removed from the register.

All volunteers must read the Volunteer Code of Conduct, Engagement Policy and Procedures document: 

Volunteer Code of Conduct, Engagement Policy and Procedures

All volunteers must be registered with the school. This is done by completing the online Volunteer Register. By completing the online register, you are stating that you have read, understood and accept the information provided and that you understand your reporting responsibilities as a volunteer. The school will record your name on the School's Volunteer Register.

All volunteers are required to complete the Volunteer Register form before commencing their volunteering engagement. Once you have commenced the form you cannot save or leave the page, it must be completed in its entirety. The questionnaire should only take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You are only required to complete this once per year.

Click here to access the Volunteer Register

Once registered as a volunteer, every time you visit St Aidan’s to work as a volunteer, you must report to either the Junior or Senior Reception to record your name, time of arrival/departure and indicate that you are a registered volunteer within the School.  

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