All parents are asked to contribute to the College in some way. Without volunteers we would not be able to provide so much for our students. We are very grateful for the support of families either as volunteers or by financially supporting our fundraising efforts.
Marymount College and Marymount Primary work together to produce an Art Show every second year. The next Art Show will be held in 2018. It is a public Art Show and competition, with funds raised from sponsors, Artist entry fees and opening night ticket sales. The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts) contribute to the program to ensure a celebration of the Arts by our combined school communities. Come along to committee meetings, meet new people and consider taking on some of the roles, to ensure another successful Art Show. All meetings are advised in the newsletter, or email email@example.com to register your interest.
The Careers Expo has been one of the most valued events on the Marymount Calender for many years now. The concept came about very early on that our expo would be supported by the P&F Committee and feature as many of our parents and caregivers as possible, as guides to our students, providing advice in their area of expertise. The event is held in the Doyle Centre early in Term 3 each year from 6:00pm-8:00pm, with a light supper provided. We provide a casual environment where students and parents can chat to individuals experienced in their area of interest. We aim to provide a wide spectrum of exhibitors in as many areas as possible. This event relies heavily on the contribution of volunteers. To register your interest in being a parent contributor at our next Careers Expo in 2017 please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 55861063.
Marymount College and Marymount Primary hold a combined schools fete every second year. The next fete is scheduled for 2017. Organising this event requires a large committee of enthusiastic parents to organise, arrange, convene and staff, stalls, rides and activities. It is a fantastic community event for both schools, which students eagerly look forward to. Volunteer assistance on the day is essential to the success of the event. To register your interest in volunteering for the Fete in 2017 please email email@example.com
The College produces a musical every second year, which students perform at the Gold Coast Arts Centre over two nights. Students from all year levels are invited to participate. Previous musicals have included, The Wedding Singer, Anything Goes, Grease, Footloose, and A Class Act. The next musical is scheduled for 2017 and is yet to be announced. Auditions will commence towards the end of 2016. In addition to transporting students to practices, rehearsals and performances, there are sets to be made and costumes to be sewn, and make-up and hair to be done. Students will have the time of their lives and parents will have the opportunity to be part of this experience with them. To register your interest in the next Musical email firstname.lastname@example.org
The College Parents and Friends provide support and guidance to the Principal throughout the year. The association also provides a forum for raising issues and concerns, allows for parents to examine these matters, and for the Principal to be aware of, and give consideration to, the thinking of the parent community. The monthly meetings also provide oversight of the administration and use of the College P&F levy of $40 per term. All meetings are from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the College Boardroom.
The convenor and volunteers are friendly, helpful, good people who know the service they provide to our students is essential. The tuckshop is air-conditioned and spacious and students are supervised by a teacher on duty. It is a great way to meet other Mums, Dads and Grandparents. Why not pair up with someone you know and volunteer on the same day? If you are able to assist one day per month, per term or just occasionally please call 5586 1000 and ask for the Tuckshop, either before the morning tea rush at 10:15am or after the lunch rush at 1:30pm.
Marymount offers a Work Experience Program for all Year 10 students. Students have the opportunity to experience an industry in a real life situation to assist with decision making for their career/study pathway. The duration of the Program is a full week and is held in the last week of Term 2 each year.
Parents are invited to support the Program as a potential work experience employer, a bonus if your business could do with an extra pair of hands. The students are not paid and insurance coverage is provided by the school. The days and work hours are completely flexible. If you would like to participate please email Petrina James at email@example.com
or phone the Careers Office directly on 5575 1073.
Other Ways to Volunteer
In addition to the opportunities mentioned above, there other ways to become involved in the College depending on your individual skills. If you have skills in a particular area, and would like to share with our students, email firstname.lastname@example.org. And we will pass on your details to an Academic Coordinator. Examples of this might be; professional artist, dancer, chef, singer or musician, sportsperson, or tradesman.
Volunteering at the College benefits the entire school and community, it also is a way to show your child you support the school and want them to make the most of their opportunities. Many parents who volunteer enjoy the chance to socialise with other parents and to build friendships based on common interests. It also provides students with positive role models, support, and encouragement. Additionally, it will allow you to observe the rhythm of school life and to share understandings with your child.
Your volunteering will make a difference.