CHURCH VOLUNTEERS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE AT NORTH HAVEN PRIMARY

SUPPORTING THE WHOLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY

above: Volunteers, Juanita, Bronwyn and Val, PCW Vicki Woods and Church Minister Ben Carbone

above: Volunteers, Juanita, Bronwyn and Val, PCW Vicki Woods and Church Minister Ben Carbone

At a recent assembly to officially open the newly refurbished North Haven Primary STEM facility, SMG Pastoral Care Worker Vicki Woods and volunteers from The Port Church, LeFevre Uniting, Soulspace Christian Community and Semaphore Lutheran welcomed Hon. Susan Close Education Minister, school staff, students, parents, and extended family members with barista coffee and a delicious morning tea to celebrate.

Volunteers play an important role at North Haven Primary, and during the year are involved in leading the school choir, mentoring, school canteen, listening to children read and many other activities. They are currently exploring the possibility of running a breakfast club to support students coming to school hungry. Principal Peter Allison is appreciative of Vicki’s role and the connection she has to community volunteers, “Schools need to connect with other local community organisations. We are in an age where parents are time poor and it is becoming more and more difficult to call on parents to volunteer and support our many events throughout the year.”

Kerryn Coombs