Parent & Carer Helpers

William Ruthven Primary School very much values and welcomes parents and carers to help in our classrooms, around our school and on our committees. To find out ways you can help at our school, please speak to your child's teacher or to our Principal, Donald Eddington.


Child Safe
Aall new volunteers must read and familiarise themselves with our Child Safe policies and practices. Please click on the hyperlinks to access each document. If you would prefer a hard copy of this pack, please contact the team in the office who will happily provide you with one.

Volunteers and School Council members are also required to have annual Child Safe training:


Working With Children Check (WWCC)

To be able to assist in classrooms and atttend excursions, volunteers need a current Working with Children Check. All people involved in child-related work are subject to a screening process. This process is mandatory as a means of keeping all children in our school safe.


The process for applying for a Working with Children Check in Victoria is completed online. It is free for Volunteers and is valid for 5 years. Please visit the Working With Children Check website.