Class Rep Program

CLASS REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM
HURRY! Now is the time to put your name forward to be a Class Representative for your child/ren’s class/es!

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 the link to get a copy or see attached.
http://willynthps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/opt_in_form_2019.pdf
 
Class Reps: This year we are seeking 1 or 2 Class Representatives per class.  Class Reps will be responsible for liaising with the classroom teacher, preparing and sending the fortnightly eNewsletter, providing parents with reminders about upcoming class excursions/activities, and organising social get togethers for the parents of students in their child’s class.
 
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 11th February.  PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH TEACHERS DIRECTLY REGARDING THIS ROLE.
Please provide:
  • Your name
  • Your email address and mobile number
  • 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.  Reps will be notified asap. An Information night will then be held for confirmed Class Reps (date to be confirmed).
 
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 eNewsletter giving an overview of each child’s classroom literacy, numeracy and 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 the class
  • Facilitating regular communication between the classroom teacher and parents via a fortnightly class ‘eNewsletter’
  • Where requested by teachers, organising parent helpers for class activities and programs as required (ie swimming, reading, sports events, excursions)
  • Encouraging parent involvement in the classroom and whole school activities (i.e. Fete, Art Show etc).
  • Organising social events for the parents of students in your child’s 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 eNewsletter.  Welcoming new families to the class, and encouraging their participation in the Class Rep activities
  • Providing a general ‘reminder’, email or SMS message, to parents prior to a major school or classroom activity/excursion. Please note: Any urgent information will be managed by the school and communicated directly to parents via the Compass Platform.
  • Supporting and fostering a strong sense of the School as a community.
Required skills of Class Representatives:
  • The role is accessible and manageable for parents who are in paid work or ‘stay at home’ parents.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  • 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!