ask each family to consider one opportunity through the year in which they can
participate and lend a hand, whether it be a working bee, school disco or
something else entirely. It’s a great way to be involved in our school and also
meet likeminded parents and community members.
are some examples of regular volunteering opportunities that exist in our
school. We thank you for any assistance you can provide.
tuckshop relies heavily on volunteers and anyone is welcome. Parents, grandprents aand community members are encouraged to get in touch with us to join our roster. The more volunteers we have the more baking and food preparation can be done onsite. No experience is needed and we welcome any time you can give, whether it be once a fortnight or month, if only for a few hours. Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents and become part of the BMSS community and at the same time be inspired by the healthy food that is prepared onsite. We need help from 8:30am until 1:45pm. Duties include serving students, filling lunch bags, making sanwiches or baking muffins. Contact Roz, our Tuckshop Manager firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the roster or for more information. You are assured of a very warm welcome!
Mountain State School students love to read, meaning the library is a hive of
activity. Our librarian is always on the lookout for help from parents or
community members to cover and catalogue books or help prepare special events.
To get involved contact June Wensley.
of our year levels endeavour to run one incursion or excursion per term, and
parental assistance is vital to their success. Teachers also appreciate the
support to run reading groups and help out with more involved classroom
activities. To discuss opportunities or register your interest, please contact
your child’s classroom teacher directly.
BMSS Kitchen Garden
The BMSS Kitchen meets every Friday to work on the Kitchen Gardens. The gardens require a team of volunteers, young and old, to maintain the garden including compost, worm farms and our own native bees. For more information visit BMSS Kitchen Garden on Facebook.
P&C plays an essential role in our school community, and is dedicated to
providing students with the best possible learning environment. To become
involved simply attend one of the P&C meetings held in our staffroom at 7pm
on the 2nd Wednesday and 1:30pm on the 7th Monday of each term. Once
you have attended your first meeting you are eligible to vote in future
meetings. For more information about the P&C contact email@example.com
Dave, our school chaplain, works with volunteer community members and teams
them up with students who could benefit from having an external role model in
their lives. We find the mentorship program to be rewarding and fulfilling to
both the mentor and the student, and can often create a friendship that lasts
well into the future. To find out more about this opportunity, contact David
Larkin on (07) 5477 2777.
community kitchen is inclusive to all who wish to volunteer their time and
skills and offers an opportunity for new members of the school community to
connect whilst giving to families experiencing an urgent situation and
from volunteering, we gratefully receive food donations of 'dry' ingredients
such as rice, pasta, olive oil, passata (tomato cooking sauce) and coconut
cream, and conscientiously work to minimise waste. Cash donations are appreciatively accepted
from both private and corporate members of our community partners and allow us
to purchase quality, fresh and organic ingredients close to 'cook up' dates
when our volunteer kitchen hands and cooks go to work in preparing delicious,
get involved talk to Chappy Dave on (07) 5477 2777.
The first Sunday of every term a group of dedicated parents, grandparents and community members meet to maintain the school gardens. Bring the kids and any gardening equipment you have. Morning Tea is provided and we meet at 8am in the undercover area near the hall. For more information contact Kylie firstname.lastname@example.org
The P&C run 2 discos a year in Term 1 and Term 4 and volunteers are essential for these to go ahead. Duties could include serving food, collecting money on entry or selling lollies. Fun is guaranteed and it's great to watch the kids have such a fun time! You only need to volunteer for your child's time (an hour).
instruction (RI) is offered at the school and takes place during the afternoon
sessions each week with different days allocated to different year levels.
As part of our
Cooperative arrangement, we have faith groups who provide volunteers to teach
the program, including Church of Christ, Goodlife, Baptist, Anglican, Global
Connections, Faith Community, Hillsong and Uniting. The Religious Instruction
program covers the Christian Education Publications and Burst Christian Resources
Curriculum and is offered in Years 1-6.
child/ren participating in these programs will be advised if a faith group
requires funds to cover the expense of materials used in RI.
are allocated to RI based on information provided by parents on the completed Application for
unless other written instructions have been provided to the school.
information remains operational unless the parent informs the school otherwise
are not participating in RI will be provided with other instruction in a
separate supervised location. Other instruction must relate to part of a
subject area already covered in class and may include,
but is not restricted to:
- personal research and/or assignments
- revision of class work such as creative writing or
literacy and/or numeracy activities which could include online programs currently
accessed by the students of that school (i.e. Mathletics, Reading
- wider reading such as independent reading
appropriate to the student
be advised of any changes to the RI and other instruction programs to ensure
they are able to make an informed decision on their child’s participation.