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Family Involvement Program

Family Involvement Program

The Family Involvement Program is an important commitment that parents make when enroling their child at the College.  It is a unique concept and is part of what makes Overnewton such a unified community of students, staff and parents.  We believe that it is important that our parents are truly part of their children’s education.

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 
  • Canteen Group Assisting in the school canteen 
  • 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

It is the responsibility of all families at the College to complete their hours each term. This can be done by contacting the various workgroup coordinators.  A list of these coordinators can be found in the Compass Parent Portal.  Requests for assistance are also published in the weekly College newsletter (Whispers). Please email Family Involvement for any enquiries regarding Family contribution 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.