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Volunteers Needed

The Anzac Park Ethics program builds the critical reasoning ability of our students, helping them to come to a deep understanding of their own values. Students learn how to think through different issues and identify strong and weak arguments. At Anzac Park, we have one of the largest ethics programs in the state, supported by a fantastic team of volunteer teachers including parents, grandparents and community volunteers.

So that we can continue to offer ethics classes to all families who request them, we are looking for a number of new volunteer teachers to join the program in 2021. Teaching Ethics is a great way to get involved in the classroom and support the school. It could also help you to develop your own thinking, reasoning and facilitation skills!

Volunteers don’t need previous teaching experience or a background in philosophy or ethics. You receive full training and a fully prepared lesson each week. An APPS teacher is also present in each class for additional support. Classes are discussion based, so more teachers means smaller classes and a much greater chance for your child to fully participate in the lesson. Classes run every Tuesday.

If teaching ethics is a possibility for you, or someone you know (we’d love to hear from some grandparents or 2021 kindy parents!), please email apps.ethics@gmail.com or call our Ethics Coordinator, Cathy Chase on 0414 784 272.

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Volunteering opportunities

As a community, we all need to chip in now and then to keep things running smoothly. If you can spare some time – we are always on the lookout for helpers. Please see below some ongoing opportunities – it is also a great way to meet fellow parents and carers.

Kiss and Drop
The role is to assist children in and out of cars safely and quickly to allow traffic flow.
You can get the High Visibility Vest from the office for you to wear as well as two flags to drop in the holes at each end of the Kiss and Drop.
Please add your name in the Roster which can be found here.

Envirobank
Generally the 1st Thursday of every month 7:30am – 9:00am at the Kiss and Drop.
This is a really fun way to meet others and help with the collection of bags that come in.
Please contact anzacparkpandc@gmail.com or watch for requests on Konnective and the APPS facebook page if you are able to assist.

Ethics Teacher
Each week ethics teachers facilitate a discussion about a range of topics such as fairness, doing harm without meaning to, being an ethical consumer, ethical reasoning, should we trust science and more!
It is a great way to volunteer in the classroom and a fantastic opportunity to see the kids in action and get involved in the school community. You receive a lesson script each week, full training and there is an APPS teacher in the room with you for support. Classes run for half an hour on Tuesday afternoons. If you’re interested, reply below or email me at apps.ethics@gmail.com. For more info about the program, check out www.primaryethics.com.au.