Parent Volunteers

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 25 August 2022

Activity Date Time Requirements Contact
Cafeteria
Various
Various
You can register NOW to secure your preferred volunteer spot.
Uniform Shop
Various
Various
The Uniform Shop is always seeking new volunteers - click on the link alongside and find a slot that matches your schedule!
Exam Supervision
Various
Various
Throughout the year, St Mark's requires volunteers to assist with exam supervision. These generally occur towards the end of Semester 1, in September/October for Mock Exams and in Term 4. Requests for volunteers for these roles will be included in the School App, newsletter or bulletins.
Lab Technician Assistance
November
TBC
Our Science Department requires assistance during November - this may be cleaning and preparing for the following year. Requests for volunteers for these roles will be included in the School App, newsletter or bulletins.
Sports
Various
Various
Throughout the year, St Mark's requires volunteers to assist at our various sports carnivals. Requests for volunteers for these roles will be included in the School App, newsletter or bulletins.
The Arts
Various
Various
Throughout the year, St Mark's requires volunteers to assist at our various events and productions. Requests for volunteers for these roles will be included in the School, App newsletter or bulletins. Become a member of our Arts Society to hear about volunteer opportunities directly related to The Arts at St Mark's.
Email: Arts Administrator artsadmin@stmarks.wa.edu.au
Other Activities
Various
Various
Throughout the year, we will request additional assistance at events, busy bees, and class-based help (eg. cutting) - keep an eye on the School, App newsletter or bulletins.
Busy Bee
Saturday 15th October 2022
TBC
Email: busybee@stmarks.wa.edu.au to register
Quiz Night
Saturday 29th October 2022
Helpers to pack up
Email: parentcommitment@stmarks.wa.edu.au

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. Please click the below link to log your hours:

2022 Parent Hours Log

Please find below the current Parent Commitment Hour reports logged up to 4 August 2022. You will need your family code as shown on your St Mark's account statements to check your individual log.

Parent Commitment Hours Summary

Parent Commitment Hours Detailed

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.


What are Parent Commitment Hours?

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 note that for 2022 the Parent Commitment Hours has been reduced to 5 hours due to the disruptions experienced from COVID-19.