Parent & Community Involvement

Parent Reps

At Ascot Vale Primary School, the Parent Representatives from each unit play an important role in the running of the school. The role of the parent rep is outlined below. The number of parent reps per unit is usually 2 or more. This is a great way for new parents to meet other parents from their own and other units.


Help organise classroom support in the delivery of the program. This involves liaising with the teacher and other parents to support programs such as reading, excursions, publishing, swimming, special days and the making of resources.

Informing parents about school programs, assisting with parent information nights, developing the phone tree and keeping the Parent Representative Unit notice board up to date.

  • Meet with teachers and Principal as requested and attend monthly meetings as a group.
  • Assist in unit fundraising.
  • Direct any parent concerns to the appropriate person in the school.
  • Organise social events as interested.

School Council and subcommittees

Ascot Vale PS School Council meets every 3rd Monday of school term months. Decisions regarding strategy planning, school policies and the allocation of resources are made following the work undertaken by the School Council?s three sub-committees:

  • Finance
  • Education
  • Community & Resources

ALL parents are welcome as observers at all School Council meetings and are able to be part of any sub-committee, as interested and available.

Classroom support and involvement

Parents are invited to be involved in their own child's education in the following ways:

  • Setting learning goals with their child and the teacher
  • Attending Student Led Conferences
  • Attending Unit Information sessions
  • Helping in the classroom- reading, cooking, sharing a hobby, their work or an interest
  • Excursion attendance
  • Helping co-ordinate a whole school event- e.g. book or science fair, arts festival, fundraiser
  • Attending grounds working bees once a term
  • Unit Parent Rep
  • School Council and/or sub-committee of School Council
  • Attending a Curriculum day
  • Attending parent literacy training programs

CLICK here to read a parent account of her involvement at AVPS.

Learning Partnerships

Partnerships provide us with the opportunity to focus on a broad range of initiatives that will enhance
student achievement and address individual interest and passions for learning. Effective partnerships are based on mutual trust and respect, and shared responsibility for the education of the children and
young people at the school. Research demonstrates that effective schools have high levels of parental and community involvement. This involvement is strongly related to improved student learning, attendance and behaviour. Family involvement can have a major impact on student learning, regardless of the social or cultural background of the family. - DEEWR, Family-School Partnerships

Learning partnerships usually involve volunteering time to work with our students in areas such as science, media, art, music and fill other identified needs in teaching and learning identified by our surveys. All volunteers working with children must have a current working with children check.

Business Partnerships
If you are a small business, and are interested in hiring our facilities, we have a number of
venues that may be suitable for you. We look forward to your inquiries.

CLICK here to read our Learning partnerships brochure.

Community Project - Outdoor deck (Performance & Learning)

Our building and grounds committee have drawn up plans for our outdoor deck proposal for the back block. We are sourcing materials and support from the community, as well as applying for grants to help our plans become a reality. Can you help? Contact Joanne or Michael for more information.

Deck plans               Deck drawings/specs              Garden Wall idea

Wize Owl App

AVPS Wize Owl App

Download our own 'WizeOwl' Ascot Vale Primary School smart phone app. It's FREE to download and by simply showing your phone you will receive instant discounts while supporting our school at the same time! Every time you use the app you are guaranteed to SAVE!

Click on the app icon above or visit:

Please choose Ascot Vale Primary School as your charity and enter "avps" as your entity code to help our school.

Please support the generous businesses who are supporting our school as they have donated directly to the school through the app and have also provided fantastic offers, allowing YOU to SAVE everyday!

Every time you use a promotion on the app you will also receive holiday rewards that you can use in Australia and around the world, helping make family holidays affordable.