Parent Volunteer Opportunities

One of the points of difference between St Mark's and other schools over many years is the ongoing positive support of the Parents and Friends' Association in the development of the School and in building a strong sense of community. One of the ways in which the community spirit is fostered is through providing an environment where parents and friends have opportunities to contribute to the life of the School through service. The Parental Participation program, also known as 'Parent Hours,' is administered by the St Mark's Parents and Friends' Association.

Current Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities coming up for parents who are looking for ways in which to add to their parent commitment hours tally for the year. Please take note of the contact details and/or information on how to register to participate.

Information last updated on 31 March 2021

Activity Date Time Requirements Contact
Uniform Shop
Various
Various
Please register your help via the SignUp link. Help is needed on Monday 3 May.
Love to fish? We need your expertise!
TBC
TBC
Students undertaking the Marine Studies program will be undertaking a unit on Fishing. The Science Department is looking for avid fishers to volunteer an hour or two to talk about fishing gear, rod set up and more!
Cooking for the Salvos
TBC
After school
St Mark's will once again be supporting the Salvation Army by preparing food for serving to members of the community experiencing homelessness or other hardships. Details are to be confirmed.
Cafeteria
Various
Various
Please register your help via the SignUp link.
Art Show
Various
Various
The Art Show Committee needs volunteers for a range of roles, in the lead up to the event in July this year, as well as over the weekend of the actual Show (21-23 July).
Computer Club
Tuesdays in Term 2
3.30 - 4.30pm
We run computing club on a Tuesday from 3.30-4.30 in B2 (Busselton Building) for predominantly Middle and Senior School students. We would love more parent involvement; they don’t need to be skilled coders. Often the students simply need an adult to discuss their ideas with. We have fun with not only coding, but also with Lego robotics and hardware.
Fete
Various
Various
The Fete Committee needs volunteers for a range of roles, from running food/entertainment stalls, through to overnight security. The Fete is set to take place in March 2022. Register now and start planning today!

Recording Parent Hours

You can log your parent hours online, at any time. The P&F recommend that you log your hours as soon as possible after completion of the task. A separate submission should be made for each activity completed.

St Mark's has been founded on the concept of parental contribution toward a wide range of tasks necessary for the proper functioning of the School. Active involvement in the life of the School is both a precondition and a continuing condition of enrolment, and all families are required to provide a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer service per year, through supporting community activities or by providing practical help to the School. Each family is responsible for logging their own hours using this form. The School requires a minimum of 10 hours commitment per family, per annum, but many families provide well in excess of this requirement. The Parent Commitment Hours program is administered by the St Mark’s Parents & Friends’ Association (P&F). If the 10 hours commitment is not obtained, a fee of $330 will be levied by the P&F.

Please contact the P&F's Parent Commitment Coordinator, Mrs Sam Bean, at parentcommitment@stmarks.wa.edu.au if you have any questions regarding the Parent Commitment Hours program.

Need to check how many hours you have logged?

If you have logged hours in Term 1, 2021, but aren't sure how many you have completed, you can now check your information in this PDF document. All you need to do is search the PDF for your Family Code (as shown on your Fee Statement). Please note that the document will be updated at the end of Term 2, 2021.

The image below shows you how to search the PDF for your Family Code.