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Family Involvement Program

Family Involvement Program

The Family Involvement Program (FIP) is a unique and important commitment between families and the College.  We believe that it is important that our parents are truly part of their children’s education and believe this Program is part of what makes Overnewton such a unified community of students, staff and parents. 

It is expected that all families contribute 12 hours of service to the College per term. This commitment is reduced to 8 hours per term after 10 years at the College ie: in a family's 11th year and beyond at the College.  This time commitment can be contributed by assisting in any of the following  workgroups:

  • Annual Fair Held in November each year
  • Buildings and Grounds Assisting at working bees held 2-3 times per term 
  • Catering Group Preparation of food and/or assisting with set-up, serving and clean up at school functions 
  • Classroom Assistance Group Assisting classroom teachers in and outside the classroom
  • Cleaning Group Cleaning of Muti-purpose Hall at Canowindra Campus and Sports Hall at Yirramboi Campus
  • First Aid Group Assisting the College nurses in the First Aid stations
  • Fundraising Drives Group Various fundraising activities
  • Handyman Group 
  • Junior Sport Development Program Assist with developmental sporting programs
  • Mothers and Fathers Day Stall Group Assisting with organising and running of stalls
  • Mowing Group Mowing of school grounds
  • Office Assistance Group Provide assistance at the various offices at the College
  • Parent Support Teams
  • Performing Arts Work Group Sewing of costumes for College musicals
  • Sausage Sizzle / Taylors Lakes Gym Every Saturday during the basketball season 
  • Watering Group Watering of school grounds and gardens
  • Window Cleaning Group Cleans windows outside of school hours


The Family Involvement Program is a serious commitment and is as much a part of enrolment as paying the school fees. Please consider this commitment carefully before enroling your child at Overnewton Anglican Community College.

The Parents and Friends Association Committee and designated Workgroup Coordinators are an integral collaborative interface for our families and the Program.   It is an expectation for all families at the College to actively complete their contribution of hours each term. This can be done by contacting the various workgroup coordinators or reaching out to the current Parents and Friends Association Committee members. 

A list of these coordinators and committee members can be found in the Compass Parent Portal.  Requests for assistance are also published in Whispers, our weekly College newsletter.

Read more about the Parents & Friends Association here.

Please email Family Involvement for any enquiries regarding Family contribution hours.