Parent Involvement

​We extend an open and warm welcome to all parents, and encourage your participation and involvement in the on-going process of the education of your child. 

At Mary Immaculate Primary Catholic Primary School, there are many opportunities for parental involvement in the life of the school including:​

  • supporting activities in the classroom
  • volunteering to assist with class excursions, the school tuckshop and sporting days
  • becoming a member of the School Board 

School Boards within the Brisbane Archdiocese are Boards of pastoral governance. A model of discernment called 'sharing wisdom' has been adopted as the most appropriate form of school governance in the Archdiocese. The School Board listens to the wisdom of the members of their community and their own Board membership in order to know how best to lead and serve them.

Please see below for the BCE Volunteer Policy:

​Volunteer Policy

Volunteers and working with children cards (Blue Cards)

Some volunteers will be required to hold a Blue Card. Volunteers who are required to hold a Blue Card must hold the Blue Card prior to any volunteering. 

Volunteers (unless exempt) will need a Blue Card if working at a school and they are providing services to children or conducting activities with children. You can apply for your blue card here: Apply for a blue card​


These people do not need a Blue Card to volunteer at a school:

  • a parent who is volunteering at their child’s school
  • a person under the age of 18
  • a teacher registered with the Queensland College of Teacher or a Police Officer (however, they will need an exemption card).

​Volunteers must abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct

Persons who may not be engaged as a volunteer (even if they are a parent)

From 31 August 2020, a school cannot engage a person to undertake volunteer work if the person is:
  • A negative notice holder disqualified from holding a Blue Card under the Working with Children Act (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
  • A person with a current suspended Blue Card under the provisions of the Working with Children Act (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
  • A disqualified person within the meaning of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
  • A person with a charge for a disqualifying offence within the meaning of Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000.​