Class Rep Program

CLASS REPRESENTATIVES PROGRAM 2018

CLASS REP NOMINATION INFO


 

HURRY! Now is the time to put your name forward to be a Class Representative for your child/ren’s class/es! We are also seeking two parents in each year level to nominate for the new role of Year Level Social Engagement Coordinators. See below for further information.


 

IMPORTANT! If you are new to the school or haven’t already ‘opted in’ to the Class Rep Program, please complete the attached form and email to wnpsclassreps@gmail.com or drop a hard copy to the office. (Click Here for PDF attachment)


 

This year we are seeking 1-2 Class Representatives per class.  Class Reps will be responsible for liaising with the classroom teacher and preparing and sending the fortnightly e-newsletter.  The Class Reps will also be responsible for providing parents with reminders about upcoming class excursions/activities, in consulation with teachers, and organising social get togethers for the parents in their class. ** This year we will be trialling something new around engaging parents across the year levels. Please see further information below under ‘Year Level Social Engagement Coordinators.’


 

HOW TO NOMINATE TO BE A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE:

 

Please email your expression of interest in the role to the Class Rep. Program Coordinators, Julie Noonan and Toni Burton at wnpsclassreps@gmail.com by Monday 12th February.  PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH TEACHERS DIRECTLY REGARDING THIS ROLE.

 

Please provide:

 

1)      Your name

 

2)      Your email address and mobile number

 

3)      The name of the child and class name that you would like to nominate for.


 

All nominations will be considered by the Schools Leadership Team and Reps will be notified as soon as possible. An Information night will be held for confirmed Class Reps on Wednesday, 21st February from 5.15pm – 5.45pm.


 

WHAT IS THE CLASS REPRESENTATIVES PROGRAM?

 

Williamstown North Primary School encourages the active involvement of parents and guardians in the life of the school. Established in 2013, the WNPS Class Representative Program is a network of parents and carers, called Class Representatives that enhance communication and engagement between teachers and parents/carers to more actively support learning in the home environment and to assist parents in building relationships with other families in the school community. 


 

The Program provides parents/carers with a fortnightly e-newsletter providing an overview of each child’s classroom Literacy, Numeracy and Shared Inquiry activities, as well as details of classroom excursions and parent social outings.


 

WHAT DOES BEING A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE INVOLVE?

 

Class Representatives coordinate the Class Rep Program for their child’s class. This role includes:

 

  • Maintaining and distributing a parent contact list for your class
  • Facilitating regular communication between the classroom teacher and parents via a fortnightly class ‘e-newsletter’
  • Where requested by teachers, organising parent helpers for class activities and programs as required (i.e. swimming, reading, sports events, excursions)
  • Encouraging parent involvement in classroom and whole school activities
  • Organising social events for the parents in your class to help them get to know each other. Events may include family picnics or parent dinners
  • Being a ‘support resource’ for the teacher by communicating the need for classroom resources (i.e. craft items) through the e-newletter. Welcoming new families to the class and encouraging their participation in the Class Rep Program
  • Supporting and fostering a strong sense of the school as a community.

 

Required skills of Class Representatives:

 

  • The role is accessible and manageble for parents who are in paid work or ‘at home’ parents
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word and regular access to email
  • Class Reps are respectful of the privacy of parents and ensure that the confidentiality of teachers, students and parents is maintained at all times.
  • Flexible, friendly and reliable!

 

YEAR LEVEL SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR ROLES:

 

This new role will sit as a separate Events Committee, reporting to the Community Engagement Sub-Committee.

 

Year Level Social Engagement Coordinators will work together and be responsible for organising and delivering social activities for the parents across the whole of the year level.  They will report to the Community Engagement Sub-Committee. This role includes:

 

  • Working with the other Year Level Social Engagement Coordinators across the school to develop a strategic plan of social events that fit within the broader school’s event calendar
  • In your nominated year level plan and deliver ONE social event for the parents in your year level. Events may include a family picnic, parent dinner etc.
  • Encourage and enhance parent engagement in whole of school activities (i.e. Fete, Art Show etc).
  • Ensuring the Class Reps in your year level are kept informed of the social activities being planned and utilising the classroom e-newsletters to inform parents and encourage their involvement in activities.
  • Supporting and fostering a strong sense of the school as a ‘community’.

 

Required skills of Year Level Social Engagement Coordinators:

 

  • The role is accessible and manageble for parents who are in paid work or ‘at home’ parents
  • Enjoy planning events and activities
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft word and regular access to email
  • Year Level Social engagement Coordinators are respectful of everyone’s privacy and ensure that the confidentiality of teachers, students and parents is maintained at all times
  • Friendly and reliable!

 

HOW TO NOMINATE TO BECOME A YEAR LEVEL SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR:

 

Please email your expression of interest in the role to the Class Rep. Program Coordinators, Julie Noonan and Toni Burton at wnpsclassreps@gmail.com by Monday 12th February.  PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH TEACHERS DIRECTLY REGARDING THIS ROLE.

 

Please provide:

 

1)      Your name

 

2)      Your email address and mobile number

 

3)      The name of the child and year level that you would like to nominate for.

 

All nominations will be considered by the Schools Leadership Team and Reps will be notified asap. An Information night will be held for confirmed Class Reps on Wednesday, 21st February from 5.15pm – 5.45pm.