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Volunteer Morning Tea


​National Volunteer Week ran 13-19 May 2013 and we celebrated with a Morning Tea for our Volunteers on Friday 17 May.

Over 140 invitations were issued to volunteers in all our different programs.

Deputy Director General Lyn McKenzie was our VIP who handed out certificates and pins to the 60+ volunteers (and Admin Staff) who attended the function.  

These special pins were purchased through Volunteering Australia who also offered posters and certificate templates to community organisations, throughout Australia, to utilise during National Volunteer Week.  The theme this year was ‘thanks a million’.

At CDSHS we have a diverse group of volunteers, ranging from current students through to former students, Gen Ys, Gen Xs, Baby Boomers and some Veterans.  It was great to see so many men involved with our various volunteer programs.

At the Morning Tea new friendships were made, with all volunteers mingling with volunteers from other programs – there might even be a romance!!

Volunteers may be P&C members or be involved with the POST (Parents of Show Team), CHIMPS (Cleveland High Instrumental Music Program Supporters) or Chaplaincy committees.  Twenty-four volunteers were invited from the Learning Support team, which assist students in many different programs.

Thirty-four ladies and students have volunteered in the Tuckshop in the past 12 months.  A big thank you to two of our volunteers of our - Kim & Lauren - who did not come to the Volunteer Morning Tea because they didn’t want to leave the Tuckshop shorthanded.  

We have great support in the Tuckshop from Student Councillors who offer to come in and help serve during lunch times.  This gives the students job skills and the P&C write references which can be included in their CVs.  Two students in particular - Erik & Brandon are very efficient and so enthusiastic – they are a joy to have around.

It is amazing how much time and energy is given by our volunteers, to our School and the whole school community is richer for it.  Susan Cowie was listed on 4 different volunteer lists, so she is a Volunteer Extraordinaire.  Many volunteers were on 3 different volunteer lists.  Volunteers are normally intrinsically rewarded for the work they do, but this Volunteer Week we gave them public recognition and a great morning tea.

Thank you to the Tuckshop staff for catering for this event.