Parent Speaker Program

We invite school parents into our classrooms to share the richness of their experience with our students. This brings the curriculum to life and expands how the students see the world. Since its inception in 2018, the program has met with wonderful feedback from teachers, students and parents alike. If you’ve participated so far, thank you very much!

How it works

  1. Parents nominate themselves and their area of expertise via the form at the bottom of this page. Details are added to our internal database.
  2. Teachers select a speaker they’d like to have in their classrooms. This is based on the age and interests of their students, as well as what they’re covering in the curriculum. Not all parent volunteers will be called on in a given year, so please don’t worry if you haven’t been contacted.
  3. The teacher emails the speaker to request an in-class visit. If the speaker is willing and available to visit, they work together to agree a suitable time. We emphasise: the visit is optional, and you are under no obligation to accept requests.
  4. Speaker prepares their talk. This might be as simple as thinking about what they’ll cover. We encourage you to watch our short five minute introduction video before your visit for some tips.
  5. Speaker delivers their talk. This is the fun bit! The students have the opportunity to ask questions and everyone learns something in the process.

We aim to begin video recording these talks to share via Connect. If you’ve been contacted to deliver a talk, please let us know if you’re happy to be recorded.

Willing to be a speaker?

If you haven’t already nominated for the program, please complete the form below. We add parents to our database once per term.

 

Note: If you have nominated previously and are no longer able to participate please email the school to be removed from the database.